Burglary Suspect Caught, Stolen Items Returned
Marshall Lynch with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported burglary of a building on July 12, 2016 on West Dallas in Cooper, Texas. At the scene of the crime Deputy Lynch found entry to the building was made through the wall of the metal building and several tools were reported missing, including welders, welding equipment, sockets, a drill and drill bits.
Upon follow-up Deputy Lynch discovered that one of the suspects, Jeremy Sharp, had been arrested by the Sulphur Springs Police Department on traffic violations. Deputy Lynch contacted the Sulphur Springs Police Department and they reported several tools were located in the suspect’s vehicle when the suspect was arrested. Deputy Lynch and Investigator Chris Bettis responded and inspected the tools and found that they matched the description of those reported stolen.
Upon positive identification of the tools by the owner, warrants were issued on Jeremy Sharp for Felony Burglary of a Building and a hold was placed on Suspect Sharp in the Hopkins County Jail.
“I wish to commend Deputy Marshall Lynch for his outstanding performance in this investigation. He responded to a crime, conducted an excellent investigation and through a well conducted follow-up was able to identify the offender on the same day the crime was committed,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith. “Our agency continues to focus on the prevention and if needed, resolution of thefts and burglaries.”