SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office made two felony arrests and recovered a large amount of stolen property after they tracked a U-Haul truck involved in a burglary in the Logansport, Louisiana to a home in the Tenaha area on Oct. 24.
According to a press release, Alexis Dickson, 22, and Jaron Foxworth, 30, both of Liberty, were booked into the Shelby County Jail.
Dickson was charged with second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams and state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance. Foxworth was charged with second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams and third-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
The press release stated that Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson and Lieutenant Kevin Windham with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office started investigating after the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office reported a burglary in Logansport, Louisiana involving a U-Haul truck.
"Information was received that the U-Haul truck was seen at the residence in the Tenaha area and the residents were selling items from the yard of the property," the press release stated. "Chief Dickerson, Lieutenant Windham and DPSO Sergeant Armstrong were met by the homeowner, who cooperated in allowing the officers to look in the U-Haul. [The home owner] advised that … Jaron Foxworth and Jaron's girlfriend, Alexis Dickson, had been in the U-Haul, but were not there at that time."
The home owner told the law enforcement officers that Foxworth and Dickson were in a yellow GMC pickup.
While the officers were talking to the home owner, the yellow GMC turned into the driveway and immediately backed out, the press release stated. Authorities were able to catch up with the pickup, and they found Foxworth and Dickson inside.
As the law enforcement officers were questioning the couple about the pirogue boat, Dickson was seen trying to hide a substance believed to be methamphetamine in the dash of the pickup, the press release stated.
When Dickson was removed from the pickup, she handed a glass pipe over to Windham and admitted that the pipe was used for smoking meth, the press release stated. The total weight of the substance believed to be meth was 22.77 grams.
At that point, the law enforcement officers took both Dickson and Foxworth into custody and began questioning them about a pirogue boat and a framed painting found in the pickup. Dickson and Foxworth said they bought the items from an individual.
"Inconsistencies in the stories led Chief Dickerson to further question Dickson, and she admitted they stole the items from an abandoned residence on Highway 84 towards Joaquin," the press release stated. "Dickson further admitted that the property in the U-Haul at the residence was stolen. Two guns were also recovered from behind the seat area of the GMC."
As a result of the investigation, authorities recovered items stolen in burglaries in Liberty County, Nacogdoches County, Shelby County, and DeSoto Parish in Louisiana.
According to the press release, more charges may be filed against Dickson and Foxworth as the investigation continues.