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3 arrested for theft, more charges to come

Three people were arrested in connection with some recent burglaries in Jacksboro.

Tanya Lewis, 33, and Edgar Espericueta-Ortiz, 41, were arrested Saturday afternoon at their residence in the 200 block of West Thompson Street following the execution of a search warrant.

Both were charged with theft of property greater than or equal to $2,500 but less than $30,000.

Matthew Moore, 38, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with debit or credit card abuse and two probation violations in which the original charges were theft.

Jacksboro Police Chief Terry McDaniel said the investigation is ongoing and more charges are forthcoming.

According to the search warrant issued July 27, JPD Officer Matt Windham and Lt. Connie McGee responded to a possible theft on Stewart Street the afternoon of Thursday, July 21.

The daughter of the homeowners said she was house-sitting for her parents and noticed a burglary had occurred.

Among the items missing were several firearms, guitars, pieces of jewelry, a debit card and banking information.

Video surveillance at TNT Food Mart in Jacksboro showed Moore had used the debit card July 22.

Windham ran several names through a database of pawn shop transactions and found Lewis listed on 32 transactions.

To read the complete article, see the Aug. 5 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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