Possession of Stolen Property and Burglary, 4 Facing Felony Charges, LIVINGSTON, April 7, 2015 - Four suspects have been arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property and Burglary of a Building according to Sheriff Kenneth Hammack.
On February 28, 2015 Deputy Javier Segura with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Chatham Trail in the subdivision of Putnam’s Landing in reference to the burglary of several weekend homes. During the investigation it was determined two storage buildings had been burglarized. The complainants reported a pressure washer, generator, and several other power and hand tools stolen. While investigating the burglaries stolen property was located in a storage building in the 200 block of Chatham Trail.
The property where the stolen property was located was occupied by three people who were either living in, or visiting the people living in a 30 ft. 5th wheel travel trailer. Deputy Segura noticed the identification stickers had been removed from the travel trailer and the license plate did not match. He was able to locate a hidden serial number and determined the trailer was reported as stolen just one week prior from the Aarmco R.V. and Auto Sales lot. Segura also recovered a flat screen television which had been stolen from another travel trailer on the lot.
Kenneth Ray Thornhill, 48, of Coldspring, Gina Kay Hale, 35, of Livingston, and Cheryl Ann Nixon-Croft 57, of Coldspring, were arrested and charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property.
Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office conducted a follow-up investigation and arrested a fourth suspect. Brian Keith Wilson, also of Coldspring, Tx. Wilson was in the San Jacinto County Jail on a felony warrant out of Polk County. He was transported to the Polk County Jail on March 6, 2015 and charged with an additional Felony Theft charge, and Burglary of a Building charge.