Burglary ring busted in Grayson County

By: Jalah Gray Email
By: Jalah Gray Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX - Investigators say the burglary crime spree of "The Texas Five" has finally come to an end. Five suspects have been arrested in connection to a string of convenience store burglaries in Grayson and several surrounding counties.

This morning the Grayson County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of 31 year old Darneil Jordan, 40 year old James Whitaker, 24 year old Jermain Howard, as well as 26 year old Keyana Bowen and 18 year old David Wilson Junior.

All are being charged with engaging in criminal activity, except Wilson who is currently being charged with assault of a building.

Investigators say video surveillance shows the suspects breaking into stores after hours taking cash registers and safes.

While investigating the local burglaries that started back in May, Grayson County authorities began to receive information from surrounding counties about similar incidents.

"They were breaking in convenient stores after hours hitting the safes and cash registers and so they just moved around the state for the counties," said Assistant Chief Deputy, Tom Rains.

Grayson county worked closely with these counties to stop what they say was an organized crime group.

"Investigator Hudman, with this agency, he did an outstanding job. The officers from the other cities they worked together on it. They shared information," Rains said.

This shell station here behind me in Sherman is just one of many convenient stores hit by the burglars. Employee Ray Beene says when he came in the next morning he was shocked at what he saw.

"I came in and noticed the door was unlocked I just thought maybe the lady before just forgot to lock the door, so I walked in and I noticed all the stuff behind the counter was all thrown around so I came around and saw the safe was gone," said Beene.

The Sheriff's Office says they are still investigating and more arrests could be made.


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