Man accused in Newton County ATM theft arraigned; alleged partner still at large

Man accused in Newton County ATM theft arraigned; alleged partner still at large
Billy DeWayne Adams is accused of stealing an ATM machine. His alleged partner is still at large. (Source: Newton County Sheriff's Office)

NEWTON COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Billy DeWayne Adams, accused of attempting to steal an ATM, was arraigned and charged Tuesday.

Adams, 38, is charged with Theft of Property less than $300,000 with a bond amount set at $75,000. He is in custody in the Newton County Jail, and is one of two suspects authorities believe are responsible for stealing an ATM at Sabine State Bank on Highway 63 in Burkeville on Monday.

Authorities say second suspect is still outstanding and is believed to be a white male, about 5′9″ in height, weighing about 200 lbs. The outstanding suspect also is believed to be the person responsible for the theft of a gray 2017 Ford pickup with a Louisiana license plate, tag C0549061. This truck was stolen in the immediate area where the suspects were last seen fleeing into the woods on Highway 692.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 379-3636 or (409) 379-3637.

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