HUDSON, Texas (KTRE) - Officers with the Hudson Police Department arrested two men early Friday morning in connection with allegations that they burglarized the fire station located on State Highway 103 West.
Ty Robert Glover, 22, and Danny Dean Hughes, 25, are both still being held in the Angelina County jail. Glover was charged with second-degree felony theft between $30,000 and $150,000, state-jail felony credit card or debit card abuse, Class B misdemeanor theft of property, and Class C misdemeanor speeding. Hughes was charged with first-degree felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and second-degree felony theft between $30,000 and $150,000.
Glover’s total bond amount was sett at $89,500. Collectively, Hughes’ bond amount was set at $95,000.
Earlier, it was reported that The Hudson Police Department executed a search warrant related to the burglary at a home on State Highway 103 West. As a result of the search warrant, Hudson PD officers recovered stolen property not related to the fire department burglary, cash, and a large amount of methamphetamine.
The burglary occurred at the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 103 West sometime between midday on Feb. 18 and the afternoon on Feb. 20. According to a previous Facebook post, the suspects stole about $95,000 worth of equipment. The post did not specify what was taken during the burglary.
According to the arrest affidavit, an Angelina County Sheriff’s Office detective was assigned to the case on Feb. 20. The theft report taken by an ACSO deputy earlier that day stated that the amount of loss listed by the Hudson VFD was about $95,421.
An investigation by a Hudson PD corporal traced the stolen property back to the home on Highway 103 West, according to the affidavit.
“Through Crime Stoppers tips, officers were able to identify suspects in this case,” a previous Facebook post stated. ‘There is still some property that has not been recovered, and officers continue to investigate this case.”
When the ACSO detective spoke to the Hudson PD corporal at the scene on Feb. 21, he learned that the suspects, who had already been identified as Glover and Hughes, had stolen two Husqvarna chainsaw, a Honda 5KW generator, a Dewalt impact, a flat head ax, a red/black twin line hose, a blue/black twin line hose, an 8-inch cutter, and other items. Those items were recovered after the search warrant was executed on Feb. 24, the affidavit stated.
Other items that were stolen during the burglary are still missing, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, the Hudson PD corporal had arrested Glover in the woods behind the home on Highway 103 West earlier on that day on an unrelated felony charge.
On Feb. 24, the ACSO detective interviewed Glover at the Angelina County Jail. During the interview, he admitted to knowing that property in the house had been stolen from the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department. However, he said that “dope fiends” brought the stolen property to the house, the affidavit stated.
Later, Glover allegedly admitted that he and Hughes were the ones who broke into the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department. He told the ACSO detective that they pushed in on the door to the fire station and turned the power off from the inside, the affidavit stated. They then allegedly started taking items from inside the fire station and carrying them to Hughes’ residence, which was located nearby.
Glover told the ACSO detective that the generator was too heavy for them to carry, so they stored it at the automotive place next door and had someone with a truck come through and pick them and the generator up, the affidavit stated.
In addition to the items that were stolen from the Hudson VFD fire station, the ACSO deputies and Hudson PD officers that executed the search warrant also found items that belonged to a different victim in another theft case the ACSO detective was working on, the affidavit stated. The law enforcement officers also allegedly found about 7.6 grams of methamphetamine and numerous drug paraphernalia items in the bedroom that belonged to Hughes’ girlfriend.
Hughes was arrested for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, and his girlfriend was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. which is a misdemeanor.
When the ACSO detective interviewed Hughes at the jail, Hughes claimed that he didn’t know anything about the stolen property found in his house or how it got there, the affidavit stated. During her interview, Hughes’ girlfriend stated that Glover disappeared and returned with a chainsaw, the affidavit stated. She also allegedly said that Glover and Hughes argued before Glover talked Hughes into going back to the fire station to take more items.
The burglary occurred at the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 103 West sometime between midday on Feb. 18 and the afternoon on Feb. 20, according to a previous Facebook post.
Additional charges are pending, according to the Hudson PD Facebook post.