Houston area man accused of stealing camper with person inside
Liberty County, Texas (KETK) — A Houston area man has been charged with several crimes after investigators determined he was responsible for the theft of a camper a Liberty County man was sleeping inside.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, James Brown, 75, awoke to someone hooking up his 16 foot camper trailer in the middle of the night on July 30 in the County Road 2279 area. The victim said he tried to turn on the lights in his trailer, but his power had already been disconnected.
At this time, Brown called 911 and reported the theft in progress and the direction the truck was towing him on Highway 321 toward Dayton at a high speed. While being towed, Brown grabbed his gun and began firing several shots at the truck which began weaving back and forth to throw the victim from the trailer.
Brown's phone was dropped in the process of the weaving, but not before deputies were en route. Authorities were able to locate the suspected truck and chased it for about five miles. The driver finally came to a stop and ran into nearby woods. A woman inside the truck was taken into custody.
Following a lengthy investigation, Ted Wilson, 43, of Crosby, was charged with theft, evading arrest with a previous conviction and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect is still on the loose.
According to detectives, Wilson’s female companion at the time of this offense, Stephanie Nicole Palmer, age 38, has not been charged, but her case has been sent to a grand jury for review and possible indictment.
Anyone having knowledge of Ted Wilson’s whereabouts is ask to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department at (936) 336-4500 and forward that information onto Sgt. Knox.