ETX oil field pipe theft suspects arrested
Kiglore, Texas (KETK) — Two East Texas men are behind bars after police say they were cutting up stolen oil field pipes in a wooded area along Fritz Swanson Road.
On Sunday, while on patrol, Kilgore Police Officer Josh Sims found two men on an oil lease road off of Fritz Swanson Road cutting up numerous oil field pipes in a wooded area at the end of the lease road. Initial investigation revealed the pipe was stolen from a local business.
The two men were identified as John Phillip Elder, 45, and Jason Dean Henson, 44, both of Kilgore.
The pair was arrested for theft and Henson was also found in possession of a pistol and was charged with unlawfully carrying of a weapon.