LUFKIN (KYTX) - Lufkin Police Department detectives have sought additional warrants for the arrest of an area man for burglary of a habitation.
On Nov. 6, Lufkin officers arrested Corey Lee Fleming in the Crown Colony subdivision after a witness saw Fleming in the yard of a Champions Drive residence. Fleming fled on foot, but officers quickly stopped his 2001 Mercury in the 100 block of Temple Boulevard.
Officers arrested Fleming for transportation code violations, no driver's license and failure to yield right-of-way from a private drive, and began investigating him as a possible suspect in more than 20 burglary and attempted burglary incidents that occurred between August and November in Lufkin.
A search of Fleming's residence, on Pineburr Street in Lufkin, resulted in the recovery of evidence linking him to at least one recent burglary. Detectives sought, and a judge issued, a warrant for Flemings arrest for a Sept. 9 burglary of a residence located on York Drive. Fleming denied involvement in any burglary.
On Thursday, detectives obtained two warrants for Fleming's arrest for burglaries on Montclair Street and Summerset Drive. The detectives recovered jewelry linking Fleming to both burglaries. The Montclair Street burglary occurred Oct. 19, and the Summerset Drive burglary occurred Oct. 4.