Tyler PD arrest 5 suspects in ATM theft attempt, crime spree

Tyler Police Department:

TYLER (KYTX) - Tyler Police have arrested five of the seven suspects who are responsible for the crime spree that occurred early Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012.  

On December 12, 2012, around 4:00 a.m. a Van Zandt County Sheriff's Deputy drove up on a Burglary in progress of a rental storage facility near interstate 20.  Five suspects were taken into custody by the Sheriff's Department after a foot chase.   

Upon further investigation it was discovered that these individuals were also responsible for a string of criminal acts that were committed in the Tyler and Smith County area hours before their arrest. 

At 1:20 a.m. December 12, 2012 the suspects stole a Dickey's Van from Dickey's BBQ on the WSW Loop 323.  At 2:11 a.m., the suspects attempted to steal an ATM machine from the Texas Bank and Trust, located on W. Grande.  The suspects ditched the stolen vehicle behind the Brookshire's Fresh Store and got back into their personal vehicles. They then went to a Kidd Jones convenience store on Hwy. 155 South and burglarized the business at 2:33 a.m. At 4:00 a.m. they were caught in the act of burglarizing the storage facility in Van Zandt County. 

Tyler Police Investigators have obtained arrest warrants for the following suspects: 

1. Labradford Lamont Hunter, 20, Mesquite, Texas.

2. Earl Wayne Few Jr., 23, Dallas, Texas.

3. Marque Kaleb Hart, 21, Terrell, Texas.

4. James Darron Miller Jr., 25, Dallas, Texas.

5. Johnathan Christopher Adams, 29, Terrell, Texas.                     

All five suspects have been charged with Theft of Property, a State Jail Felony, Criminal Attempt (Attempted theft of ATM), a Felony 3rd degree, and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, a Felony 2nd degree. The total bond on each suspect is set at $350,000 by Judge Kerry Russell.  These charges are for offenses committed in Tyler, TX only. 

Investigators are still working on identifying two suspects that got away when the arrest was made in Van Zandt County.  This case remains under investigation.




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