Police arrest Prairie Lea burglary suspects
PRAIRIE LEA – On Saturday, August 11, at about 9:58 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary of the Prairie Lea Baptist Church, located in the 6800 block of San Marcos Highway in Prairie Lea.
Unknown suspects entered the unlocked church and took two laptop computers, $80 in coins, and a plastic ball chip container from the building.
Deputies were contacted by Luling police officers at 2:22 p.m. to the 500 block of E. Davis Street in Luling to assist in identifying stolen property from the church. Luling police officers had investigated a white Suzuki Carry All and found a laptop computer and a plastic ball chip container in plain view.
Luling police officers identified and detained Dwight Justin Tucker, age 21, to be in the vehicle. Checks belonging to a Danny Pullen, 200 block of Mustang Street in Prairie Lea, were located in the vehicle. Pullen was contacted and told police he had been burglarized earlier in the day. Blank checks, personal documents, coins, deeds, and photos had been taken. Some of these documents were found in the vehicle.
Police officers located and detained Lindsey Familia Tims, age 20, for passing a forged check. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and assisted in transporting the suspects. Pullen was advised to meet the deputies at the Sheriff’s Office to provide a statement.
Tims was charged with forgery of a financial instrument. Bond was set at $25,000.
Tucker was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication and burglary of a habitation. Bond was set at $128,500.