DNA leads to charges against alleged gang members


DNA evidence led law enforcement officials to three suspected gang member who are believed to be responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries.

Between June 2015 and September 2015, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of car burglaries in the Apple Springs area. Officers were able to collect DNA evidence at one of the scenes which confirmed Jordan Freeman as one of the burglars, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

After a lengthy investigation, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and Trinity County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office interviewed several people which led to the arrest of multiple individuals.

Investigators also discovered the suspects were allegedly members of a gang called Savage. Deputies stated the Savage members burglarized vehicles in Trinity County, Nacogdoches County and Angelina county.

Due to the nature of the crime, which included stolen guns, ATF has taken over the investigation in an attempt to recover the stolen property. Federal charges have also been filed.

Authorities arrested Jordan Freemen, of Apple Springs, is currently in the Angelina County Jail for burglary of a building and evading arrest. He will be transferred to Trinity County for theft.

Kendrick Leon Taylor and Chadwick O’Brien Garrett, both of Lufkin, were also charged with theft.

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