The NCSO has just arrested a suspect in a burglary of a habitation that just occurred in Corsicana. The deputies also recovered a vehicle that was stolen during the burglary. About 1:16pm today our NCSO dispatched a complaint of a maroon SUV driving recklessly at a high rate of speed on West Highway 31 East of Dawson. Approximately four minutes from the call being dispatched, NCSO Animal Warden Deputy Kipp Thomas observed the suspect vehicle driving erratic as it traveled West on Highway 31. Deputy Thomas followed the vehicle in a marked NCSO pickup while radioing for assistance. Dawson P.D. Sergeant Michael Carter and Deputy Kris Matthews assisted Deputy Thomas with a traffic stop at Dawson. The officers found the suspect was armed with two handguns and quickly verified that the vehicle had just been stolen from a residence in Corsicana, and it had not yet been reported. Once the deputies spoke with the vehicles registered owner, she quickly determined that her residence, along with two additional vehicles at her residence in Corsicana, had also been burglarized. The suspect was arrested at the scene for possession of firearm by a convicted felon and will later be charged with the additional burglaries by investigators from Corsicana Police Department. I am very proud of Deputy Thomas and even more importantly the fact that we were able to recover the 87 year old victim’s property so quickly.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner