ETX crime duo jailed on burglary, car theft charges

ETX crime duo jailed on burglary, car theft charges
Gregg County Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:09pm

A pair of alleged East Texas burglars are behind bars after a Gregg County Deputy spotted the two in the process of breaking into a local business after reportedly stealing a truck.

Tommy Wobbington Jr., and Mysti Stell were arrested for burglary of a building, Tuesday night, by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Ken Baker was on patrol on the night of December 24, and noticed a suspicious vehicle next to East Texas Sonar at 3200 Highway 259 North. The business, as well as other businesses in the area, had recently been burglarized.

As Deputy Baker approached the truck, he saw that the engine was running and observed a female sitting on the passenger side. Deputy Baker then saw that the front door window had been broken out of business. Moments later, a man ran from the broken door window to a nearby field.

The suspicious truck was found to be stolen out of Longview and Wobbington and Stell were charged for the theft. Wobbington was also charged for evading arrest or detention.

Stell has a lengthy criminal history including the following:

  • Multiple DWI
  • Multiple counts of theft
  • Multiple counts of prostitution
  • Child endangerment

Wobbington has also had multiple run-ins with the law which are listed below:

  • Multiple counts of theft
  • Multiple counts of  vehicle burglary
  • Evading arrest
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Forgery
  • Assault causing bodily injury

Wobbington's bond totals out to $78,500 while Stell's comes to $50,000. Both are currently being housed in the Gregg County Jail.

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