Houston County SO: Conroe man stole blank checks, cash drawers from 2 stores

Clifton Burns (Source; Houston County Jail)
Clifton Burns (Source; Houston County Jail)
Updated: Jun. 6, 2018 at 11:05 AM CDT
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Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff's Office picked a Conroe man up from the Limestone County Jail Tuesday and brought him back on a bench warrant in connection with allegations that he broke into two convenience stores and stole signed blank checks and cash drawers.

Clifton Wiley Burns, 42, is still being held in the Houston County Jail on third-degree felony organized retail theft between $30,000 and $150,000 charge. He also has felony burglary of a building and evading arrest with a vehicle with a previous conviction or serious bodily injury charges from another county.
No bond amounts have been set for his charges.

Chief Deputy G.P. Shearer with the Houston County Sheriff's Office said that Burns broke into two convenience stores, one in Ratcliff and one in Latexo, in the period from October 23 to 24 in 2017 by smashing in the front doors.

Burns allegedly stole signed blank checks from Lakeside Grocery in Ratcliff. Shearer said that after the checks were stolen, someone attempted to cash them at various locations.

At the second location, The Hot Spot in Latexo, Burns stole two cash drawers, Shearer said.

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