LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police officers arrested two people on felony charges after a woman's Cadillac SRX and her purse were stolen from her home, and one of the suspects used the victim's credit card at a gas station.
Raiford Bradley "Brad" Durham, 35, of Lufkin, and Chelsea Chaylene Paddie, 19, of Hemphill are both still being held in the Angelina County Jail.
Durham was charged with state-jail felony credit or debit card abuse and Class A misdemeanor evading arrest. Paddie's charges include third-degree felony order for surrender for possession of a controlled substance and a state-jail felony for unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Durham's collective bond amount was set at $9,500. Although no bond amount was set for Paddie's order for surrender charge, the judge set her bond at $7,500 for the unauthorized use of a vehicle charge.
According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, a woman told officers that her Cadillac SRX and purse were stolen during an overnight burglary that occurred at her home in the 100 block of Springwood Circle sometime between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
"The woman said she went to bed Tuesday night with her vehicle securely in her garage and woke Wednesday morning to find it gone, along with her purse which she believes was on her kitchen counter," the report stated.
The victim's teenage son said that the Cadillac was still in the garage around midnight, the report stated.
The narrative of the police report stated that victim woke up at 6 a.m. Wednesday and cooked breakfast. When she stepped into the garage an hour later, she found that her Cadillac SRX was missing, and the garage door was open. At that point, she realized her keys were in her purse, which she had left on her counter. She found that her purse was missing as well.
The Lufkin PD officer who took the report from the victim found no signs of forced entry or attempted forced entry at any of the doors or windows, the report stated.
According to the police report's narrative, the burglary victim's debit card was used at Murphy's USA at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. It was also used at Shipley's Donuts in Lufkin in the amount of $25.60 about an hour later.
LPD officers located the stolen vehicle at the North Timberland Drive Chevron at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. After officers used their patrol units to box the vehicle in, they ordered the occupants to get out of the Cadillac.
The dashcam video provided by the Lufkin Police Department shows that Durham, the front seat passenger briefly tried to run, but he followed an officer's order to lie down on the ground after he realized the LPD officers had him covered. Then one officer, placed his foot on Durham's back to hold him in place, so he could help the other LPD officer cover the people in the Cadillac as they exited the vehicle.
Paddie was driving the SRX when the LPD officers found it at the Chevron gas station.
The LPD officers released the third occupant of the Cadillac after they determined that she didn't have any outstanding warrants.
"The vehicle owner arrived at the scene and noted obvious damage to her SUV, which she had just purchased, that had not been there previously," the report stated.
When the LPD officers searched the SUV, they found multiple items of luggage with clothing and miscellaneous items, according to the narrative of the arrest report. The officers also found two mobile phones, including the Galaxy Note 8 that belonged to Paddie. The narrative stated that Paddie asked jail staff about the phone.
A search of Durham's person at the jail turned up two debit cards in his left boot, the report stated. One was a Bancorp South debit card in the burglary victim's name. The other one was a Huntington State bank card with no name on it.
According to the report, the LPD officers obtained surveillance video of Durham using the burglary victim's debit card.