Police Make Third Arrest After Break-Ins At 2 Local Schools

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

LACY LAKEVIEW (July 31, 2014) A third suspect in two break-ins at two Connally ISD schools was in custody Thursday in Waco after his arrest in Limestone County.

Charles Carleton Shifflet, 29, was held Thursday in the McLennan County Jail on bonds totaling $30,000, charged with burglary of a building, speeding and two counts of burglary of a building with intent to commit theft, online jail records showed.

Connally ISD police Officer Tony McRae said his office was notified Wednesday that Shifflet could be hiding in Limestone County and the Connally department notified the Limestone County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies found Shifflet in rural Limestone County and arrested him.

Connally ISD police went to Groesbeck late Wednesday night and brought Shifflet back to McLennan County where he was booked into the jail, McRae.

The first suspect in the case, Erryl "Trey" Dennis Broadman III, 20, remained Thursday in the McLennan County Jail where he was ordered held on bonds totaling $15,000, charged with four counts of burglary of a building.

A third suspect, a woman, also has been arrested, but was not in custody Thursday and McRae would identify her.

McRae said the initial tip about Shifflet's whereabouts revolved around a dark green van that was thought to have been involved in the burglaries.

Limestone deputies located the van and found Shifflet in the area.

McRae said officers recovered several pieces of property from the van that had been reported stolen from the schools.

He also said the three may be linked to other burglaries in the Lacy Lakeview area.

Those investigations are ongoing.

The break-ins occurred between 2:30 a.m. and 3:10 a.m. on July 22 at Connally Junior High School and Connally Primary School.

Surveillance images showed a man carrying what appears to be a large flat-screen TV down a school hallway, accompanied by the second man and the woman.

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