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Two arrested for theft of air conditioners
SHEPHERD – With the help of an observant citizen, San Jacinto County officers arrested two young men last Thursday for theft of property. A c - cording to San J a c i n t o C o u n t y S h e r i f f J a m e s Walters, about 10 a.m. Detective Roberts along with Pct. 2Constable Tom Yates were called to an air conditioning business on FM 3460 in Shepherd, following a report from a concerned citizen who had observed a suspicious vehicle enter the property. Yates and Roberts stopped a white Dodge pickup exiting the woods from the property to speak to the occupants. Yates located several air conditioning units in the wooded area outside of a fence that had been cut while D e t e c - tive Roberts rem a i n e d with the vehicle. T h e o w n e r of the property arrived on the scene and identified his air conditioning units, leading to the arrest of Brandon Varnado, 19, of Dayton and Billy Joe Williamson, 17, of Tarkington. Varnado and Williamson were transported to the San Jacinto County Jail without incident and charged with theft of property, a State jail felony.