Multiple thefts of Utility Terrain Vehicles in Madisonville lands two men in jail after one of the vehicles found discarded in Grimes County.
The first of the thefts happened October 24th at the Kawasaki dealership in Madisonville, where two suspects were confirmed on video surveillance taking multiple UTV’s.
About two weeks later on November 4th, a theft was reported at a welding shop on the same street. The two took a trailer with a welding machine and bolt cutters, along with a van that was stolen from First United Methodist Church. Another business down the road also reported two of their trailers stolen that same evening.
The next day, November 5th, authorities found the church van in Grimes County, and the welding trailer was found a day later in Montgomery County, with a truck confirmed stolen from Walker County.
31 year old James Arthur Wilson of Hempstead was arrested during a traffic stop for the crimes, as well as 32 year old Earl Royland Williams of Houston, who was initially just charged with marijuana possession.
Interviews with Wilson confirmed Williams as part of the crimes, but by then, he had been released from custody, where he remains at large.
The Grimes County Constables Office also assisted Madisonville PD in the investigation.
Multiple felony warrants have now been issued for Wilson and Williams.