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2 from Troup, including a juvenile, arrested on theft charges

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - Cherokee County authorities have arrested two people, one a juvenile, on theft charges.

On May 7, investigators were notified of the possible location of a stolen ATV. Investigator Joey Ray and Constable Jamie Beene (Pct. 4) went to the Bonner Wrecking Yard on Hwy 110 south of Troup. There they discovered two stolen ATVs and a stolen dirt bike, as well as a generator, power tools and a Yeti cooler.

One of the ATVs had been reported stolen from Smith County.

After an investigation, authorities obtained two felony theft warrants for Austin Hawkins, 26, of Troup. A juvenile also was charged with one count of felony theft.

Hawkins was arrested Tuesday and is in the Cherokee County Jail on two bonds of $20,000 each.

Further charges may be filed.


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