LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 22-year-old man on a burglary charge Wednesday in connection to allegations that he broke into a home in the 400 block of Moody Street back in November and stole a 55-inch TV, a 32-inch TV, a Playstation 4, and a Samsung tablet.
Jadelfrick Lumon Benton, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony burglary of a habitation charge, and a state-jail felony engaging in organized criminal activity charge. No bail amounts have been set for his charges yet.
According to the arrest affidavit, an LPD officer was dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Moody Street on Nov. 8, 2016, to take a burglary report. The victim told him that someone had broken into her home while she was at work.
Lufkin PD officers made entry into the home, and cleared it. They noticed that an air conditioning unit had been removed from a window, and the back door to the residence was open, the affidavit.
The victim told police that she left home around 8 a.m. and came back around 3 p.m. She told them that front porch lights were on when she got back and that they weren't on when she left.
According to the affidavit, the victim told the Lufkin PD detective that took over the case that Michael Korea watches, two wedding bands, a 55-inch Sanyo TV, a 32-inch Samsung TV, a Playstation 4, and a Samsung tablet were taken from her home. She was able to provide the serial numbers for the TVs and the game console.
On November 10, 20116, the victim called the LPD detective and told him she had found the 55-inch TV at a relative's house and that it had the right serial number. He went to that location, and the woman told him that she had bought the TV from a man that had pulled up in a black car with a woman and several men in it, the affidavit stated.
The relative's victim said she bought the TV for $200 from the man, whom she only knew as "Jay." He allegedly told her the TV belonged to him, and he needed the money to pay a bill.
When asked for more information on "Jay," the woman who bought the stolen TV described and said she believed he was staying at a home on the corner of Chestnut Drive and Bremond Streets.
Later, the Lufkin PD officer went to what he believed was the right house, and got pictures of the men standing in the front yard. He asked Benton about selling a TV, and he said that he didn't sell a TV and didn't know anything about a TV.
The LPD detective then went back to the woman who bought the TV and showed her a picture of Benton. She was able to identify Benton as the person who sold her the TV, the affidavit stated.
The LPD detective obtained the burglary warrant for Benton on Dec. 21, 2016.