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Local Business Owners Arrested

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The owners of a Hunt County recycling business have reportedly been arrested and charged with receiving stolen materials.

Sheriff Randy Meeks announced investigators with his office and the Texas Department of Public Safety Regulatory Crimes Bureau conducted an undercover operation Friday at Dub’s Recyclingon  State Highway 224 near Commerce.

Two people —  James Dale Tavener, 58 of Campbell and Jesus Jaime Garza, 39, of Commerce — were arrested and were charged with theft-knowingly purchase stolen material (a felony), demolishers duty-failed to keep record-title (misdemeanor), metal recycler failed to record purchase (misdemeanor), metal recycler failed to furnish report to the Department of Public Safety (misdemeanor).

The business was closed for the day and both subjects were transported to the Hunt County Jail.