Two felony fugitives arrested for theft
Two individuals who had evaded the law for months were arrested late last week.
Larry Dale Langley Jr., 38, and Rebeckah Jean Koonce, 34, both of Jacksboro, were charged with theft of property greater than or equal to $2,500 to $30,000, a state jail felony and arrested Dec. 1.
There had been a warrant for Koonce’s arrest since Sept. 12 for the charge and one for Langley since Nov. 15.
Langley has also been wanted by authorities since Sept. 1 after pleading guilty to three misdemeanor charges — burglary of a vehicle, theft $100-$750, and driving with an invalid license — in county court Aug. 8 and being sentenced to 300 days in jail.
Sheriff Melvin Mayo said Langley was supposed to turn himself in, but never showed. He was given an extension until Sept. 5 due to a death in the family, then an order for him to turn himself in was issued Sept. 7.
According to county documents, the Sept. 12 warrant for Koonce was issued when a local land surveyor reported he discovered some of his company’s surveying equipment for sale online.
Koonce’s bond for the charge was set at $6,000 and she bonded out of Jack County Jail Sunday.
Sheriff Mayo said Langley cannot bond out because of the three misdemeanor charges he pleaded to.
To read the complete article, see the Dec. 9 edition of the Herald-Gazette.