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One adult, one teen arrested in Tyler dump truck heist

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Tylon Thomas (Courtesy Smith County Jail) Tylon Thomas (Courtesy Smith County Jail)

Released by the Tyler Police Department:

On January 18, 2014 at approximately 3:45 PM the Tyler Police Department received a 911 call about a possible robbery of an individual on the 2800 block of Garden Valley.

The victim stated that two black males had tried to steal his truck and produced a gun when confronted. Both suspects ran towards Bolter Middle School.

Officers quickly responded and spotted one of the suspects behind the school. A brief foot chase followed and the first suspect was taken into custody. A few minutes later the second suspect was found hiding under one of the buildings on school property.

The first suspect was identified as Tylon Thomas (18 years of age). The second suspect was found to be a thirteen year old juvenile. On scene investigation showed that both suspects had entered the victim's dump truck and found a set of keys in the sun visor. They started the vehicle and began to pull away when the victim ran out of his house and confronted the suspects.

Both suspects abandoned the vehicle and started to run. The victim believed that one of the suspects was reaching for a gun when he confronted them but this turned out to be a cell phone.

Tylon Thomas was transported to the Smith County Jail and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest. The juvenile was transported to the Smith County Juvenile Attention Center and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

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