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6 arrested in connection with string of burglaries

CENTER, Texas (KETK) - Six East Texans have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into a string of burglaries.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, on April 19, deputies found numerous stolen items during searches in multiple locations.

The items included power tools, firearms, hunting and fishing equipment, electronics and other items. Marijuana, prescription pills and methamphetamines were also found at a location, along with $5,600 in currency.

Authorities arrested:

James Cody Fleming, 34, of Center - Charged with Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F-1) $50,000 Bond; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon (F-3) $15,000 Bond and Violation of Parole – No Bond.

James Melvin Fleming, 64, of Center - Charged with Prohibited Weapon (F-3) $15,000 Bond and Tampering with Identification Numbers (M-A) $5,000 Bond.

Stephen McCoy, 24, of Joaquin - Charged with Violation of Probation- No Bond.

Rebecca Simmonds, 21, of Center - Charged with POM (M-B) $2,500 Bond; POCS (SJF) $2,000 Bond; POCS (M-A) $5,000 Bond and Abandoning/Endangering a Child (SJF) $15,000 Bond.

Lillian Jernigan, 19, of Center - Charged with Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F-1) $50,000 Bond.

Bruce Cohoon, 39, of Joaquin -  Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon (F-3)$15,000 Bond and Tampering with Identification Numbers (M-A) $5,000 Bond.

The six suspects were booked into the Shelby County Jail and all remain in custody at this time. More charges will be forthcoming.


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