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Sheriff seeks tips in Fred burglary

By Valerie Reddell

Sheriff Bryan Weatherford is seeking help from the public to apprehend a suspect in the burglary of a residence in Fred.

On July 20, Jerry Williams met with Tyler County deputies in reference to a burglary that occurred at his property on County Road 4600 in Fred.

The following day, Williams presented deputies with a game-camera containing photos of two white-males on ATVs, breaking down the gate that leads to his property.

The males were also photographed while breaking into Mr. Williams' travel trailer, taking numerous items.

Deputies identified both individuals as Kyle Essary, 18, of Spurger and Denny Loftin, 35 of Spurger.
Essary was arrested at a residence in Spurger for burglary of a habitation. He is currently be held at the Tyler County Jail on a $15,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.

Denny Loftin remains at large on an outstanding warrant for burglary of a habitation. Anyone with information on Loftin's location is asked to contact the Tyler County Sheriffs' Office at (409)283-2172




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