Shots Fired at Theft Suspects

DAYTON, February 22, 2012 - At approximately 4:15 A.M. this morning, February 22, 2012, two male suspects driving a black over tan Ford Explorer stopped at a residence on Highway 321 near County Road 2274. Both suspects exited the vehicle and attempted to steal a welding machine from the property owner.

Said property owner observed the suspects committing this Felony Theft, at nighttime hours. The property owner exited the residence armed with a shotgun and discharged said weapon at the suspects and their vehicle. At this time it is unknown if either or both suspects were struck by gunfire, however, the rear window and body of their vehicle was struck by gunfire from the complainant.

Both suspects got back into the black over tan Ford Explorer (license plate unknown) and fled south bound on Highway 321 from C.R. 2274. At this time there is no further information available about this incident. Anyone with information as to the location of the suspect vehicle or the identity and or the location of the suspects are urged to contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 or at ( ) – Crime Stoppers Tab. Either way, your identity shall remain anonymous.


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