Stolen items recovered in Smith County
POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:29pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:29pm
SMITH COUNTY — Smith County officials tell KETK, several stolen items were recovered on Thursday morning, after four people were caught with the items in their car.
Officials say the alleged thieves were involved in at least two burglaries on Thursday between the hours of 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.
The first burglary occurred in the 17000 block of County Road 15, where a woman noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area. Later that day, her next door neighbor and family member realized his home had been burglarized and she described the vehicle (a white Avalanche) to the authorities.
A vehicle matching the description was located later that day on Morningside Dr. in Tyler.
Inside the vehicle, officers found four men, including two juveniles, along with several of the items said to be stolen from the house on CR 15. The items were verified as the stolen property by the homeowner's name which was etched on many of his belongings. Among the stolen items were guns, electronics, and DVDs.
Also found in the car was property which was found to belong to another household which was burglarized that morning on the 8200 block of County Road 1161.
Two men were arrested.
17-year-old Coby Robert Gordy and 32-year-old James William Gullette, were booked into the Smith County jail. They are each charged with two counts of burglary, with a $15,000 bond on each. The total bond for each man is $30,000.
The 15 and 16 year old juveniles' information has not been released.
Officials say Gordy and Gullette may be linked to other crimes in the area. The case is under investigation.
Information from Smith County Sheriff's Department