James Warren Kelly, 33, of Livingston (picture from FaceBook)
Man Catches Suspect Allegedly Stealing From Family Barn, Holds Him Until Police Arrive, LIVINGSTON, July 7, 2015 - At approximately 11 am on July 8, 2015, 26 year old Robert Blum spotted a vehicle off Old Providence Road. Concerned that it could be people in need of help, he approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver. The lady stated that someone was already on the way. Blum left her and continued to his family's property (off Old Providence Road). Blum went to the back of the property where there's a barn that, according to Blum, is owned by his aunt. He happened to walk upon the barn while it was being burglarized. Blum spotted a man hiding in the grass near the barn and observed a blow torch and other tools in the suspect's hand (the items were from inside the barn). Blum held the man on the ground and contacted the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Deputies Jacob Hopper, Cody Hardy, and Sergeant Jason Paske (all with the Sheriff's Office) were dispatched. The Deputies were joined by Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. The suspect, James Warren Kelly, 33, of Livingston, was charged with burglary of a building and transported to Polk County Jail. The driver of the car was allegedly Kelly's girlfriend, she left him when he was caught.
Deputy Jacob Hopper loads James Kelly into a unit to be transported to Polk County Jail.
(L - R) Deputies Cody Hardy, Jacob Hopper, and Corporal Ramey Bass.
Deputy Hopper speaks with Robert Blum. Blum held Kelly until the law enforcement arrived.
Sergeant Jason Paske prepares to photograph some of the items that Kelly allegedly stole.
Deputy Hopper reads Kelly his Miranda Rights.
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