Central Texas burglary suspects arrested in Houston
Two Central Texas burglary suspects who were on the run have been captured in Houston.
According to Bosque County Sheriff Anthony Malott, the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office helped track the suspects to a Houston motel.
Houston police officers made the arrest Tuesday, but jail records show the suspects were booked into the Harris County Jail Wednesday.
Bobby Cheatwood, 22, is charged with burglary of a building, burglary of a motor vehicle, and no driver’s license and remains jailed in lieu of bonds totaling $54,305.
Tyler Gremillion, 22, was charged with burglary of a building, burglary of a motor vehicle with intent to commit theft, and larceny and remains jailed in lieu of bonds totaling $54,000.
Malott said a victim in Bosque County had turned a storage building into a tack room from which three saddles were taken valued at more than $3,000.
Bosque County investigators recovered two of the three saddles; one from an individual, the other from a pawnshop, Malott said.
While both Cheatwood and Gremillion are believed to be from Bastrop, the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office officials say Gatesville was “home base” as they were staying in various locations there including an apartment and a property off CR 196 then traveling to other counties to commit the crimes and sell the items in the Gatesville and Waco areas.
“I gave the young man (Gremillion) an opportunity to turn himself in and he hung up and took off to Houston, so, took us a few days, but we caught ‘em,” said Coryell County Sheriff Scott Williams.
Williams said cell phone and GPS technology helped locate the men who were caught at the Studio 6 Extended Stay Houston-Clear Lake motel.
“They just did a real good job, everybody, it just all came together to try to get these two criminals off the street,” said Williams.
Malott said they were working on arranging a transport to go pick them up.
“We were assisted on this by Sheriff Scott Williams and the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office,” said Malott.
“They did a good job, and so did our guys and the Texas Cattle Raisers Association.”
The suspects are believed to have committed more thefts and burglaries in the Bosque County area, Malott said.
Cattle rustling may also be at play, officials said, and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is now involved.
Williams asked that any citizens who believe they’re victims to come forward.
“We’d like to get folks’ stuff back to them and be able to put these guys away, apparently they’ve been doing it for some time now,” said Williams.