From the Lufkin Police Department
LUFKIN, TEXAS (News Release) - Officers arrested four Houston men early Friday morning after catching them attempting to steal from Lufkin Power Sports on U.S. 59 south.
Joshua Baker, 26, Rodney Blanton, 21, Christopher Mouton, 20, and Jordyn Carmon, 19, are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity following report of suspicious activity around 3:30 a.m. Friday.
When officers arrived on the scene, they witnessed Blanton, Mouton and Carmon initially trespassing on the property and then starting up one of the ATVs on the lot.
Officers announced their presence and told the men to stop. The men fled into a wooded area behind the business and two of them were taken into custody at 3:47 a.m. The third man was arrested roughly 10 minutes later.
Baker, who was serving as the getaway driver, was parked nearby on U.S. 59 south inside Blanton's gray, 2006 Ford F250 truck with an empty trailer attached. Officers made contact with him and took him into custody without incident.