Family trio headed to jail on burglary charges

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Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a family trio in connection with a burglary in progress call.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a concerned citizen notified the Sheriff’s Office that three unknown males appeared to be taking car parts from a yard in 7000 block of Hutchison Hill Road in Springtown.

The call was reported around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The caller stated the males were occupying a Chevrolet pickup truck.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary call reported moments before in the 2100 block of Carter Road. It is believed the suspects were also connected to the earlier burglary.

While en route to the call, deputies observed a truck matching the suspect vehicle in the 300 block of Meadow Road. Deputies stopped to investigate the suspicious truck and discovered car parts in the bed of the pickup, along with a large amount of copper wiring, a refrigerator, a window air conditioning unit and a speaker box near the truck. The items matched the description of the burglary which was first reported.

Deputies made contact with one of the suspects, who stated he found the items on the roadway. Deputies observed the trio carrying the items into their residence.

When deputies informed the suspect that witnesses observed them taking the items from the victim’s residence, the suspect then implicated himself and two others in the thefts and burglary.

The suspects were identified as Bobby Dale Lewis, 44; his brother, Jonathan Hardy Lewis, 32; and his son, Justin Ray Lewis, 19, all of Springtown.

The trio was arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail. Each man was charged with burglary of a habitation (a Second Degree Felony), theft of materials (a State Jail Felony) and theft of property (a Class B Misdemeanor).

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