Stanley Meyers, 46, of Houston suddenly became sick when Deputies arrived.
Thief Caught Red Handed, GOODRICH, December 23, 2010 - Shortly after 3 am on December 23, 2010 Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to USA Recycling located off US-59 in Goodrich to investigate an alleged act of theft. Sergeant Christian Schanmier and Deputy Billy Duke arrived to find worker Tony Kelley of Livingston holding the alleged thief at gunpoint (pump action shot gun). The suspect (Stanley Meyers, 46, of Houston) had allegedly been stealing from USA Recycling for several weeks. The worker was staying over night at the business in an effort to catch the thief and his efforts paid off. Meyers had allegedly found a gate that leads to a cell phone tower next door to the business and had cut the lock off and replaced it with his own lock. Once inside the gate, he found a hole on the backside of the business where he would regularly enter and go on his free shopping spree. This area is where the worker focused his attention. Meyers was caught and held at gunpoint until the Deputies arrived to place suspect Meyers under arrest. When the Deputies arrived, Meyers suddenly became sick and dysfunctional and couldn't cooperate with Deputies. The Deputies summoned EMS professionals from Americare Ambulance Service who arrived and checked Meyers' physical condition. Meyers seemed physically okay after being tested, but still seemingly pretended to be sick. EMS personnel loaded Meyers onto an ambulance and transported him to Livingston Memorial Hospital. Meyers has been allegedly stealing catalytic converters, aluminum rims, and other items of value and selling them at other recycling establishments in Houston. A stolen 30-30 rifle was also found in Meyers' possession. He is also believed to have been pawning some of his stolen merchandise. Once released, Sergeant Schanmier will be standing by waiting to escort Meyers to jail. Deputies found Meyers to be in possession of anti-anxiety pills. Meyers faces multiple charges some of which include: criminal trespassing, theft of property, criminal mischief (for property damages), possession of dangerous drugs. Meyers also has a lengthy criminal history. Meyers' older model Ford F-150 was towed by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 5:30 am. Stanley Meyers was transported to Polk County Jail from Livingston Memorial Hospital at 6:45 am.