NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested three people Wednesday on a variety of drug and car theft charges Wednesday after they allegedly stole a TV from Walmart and a citizen followed two of them to the Kroger on University Drive.
Further investigation revealed that the Suburban the suspects were driving was stolen from Lufkin, and NPD officers found meth, marijuana, and the stolen TV in the vehicle.
Joshua Perry Henson, 26, of Lufkin, Joshua Colyn Pinner, 24, of Apple Springs, and Brittany Nicole Strisko, 24, of Lufkin, are all still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail.
Henson and Pinner were both charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, state-jail felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, class B misdemeanor theft between $100 and $750, Class B misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Henson was also charged with three Class C misdemeanors. Strikso was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 grams.
No bail amounts have been set for any of the three suspects' charges.
Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, said that NPD officers were notified of a theft that occurred at the Walmart located at 4810 North Street Wednesday morning. He said the suspects were followed by a citizen.
"The suspect vehicle was located at Kroger on University Drive," Sowell said. "The suspects were located exiting Kroger. Officers learned a third person in the party was left at Walmart."
Sowell said Strisko was found walking down North Street.
The Nacogdoches PD officers learned that the Suburban Henson and Pinner had been driving was stolen from Lufkin. A search of the vehicle turned up methamphetamine, marijuana, and the stolen TV.
The case is still under investigation.