TTPD Arrests Zane Godwin On Charges of Theft
Texarkana Texas Police report they have arrested Zane Godwin early Saturday morning after a witness called 911 to report that they had seen a guy wearing dark clothing wandering around a hotel parking lot and pulling on car door handles. Officers were dispatched.
The suspect had left the scene before officers arrived but according to the report on the TTPD Facebook Page, Officers Ben Thomes and Daniel Linn stopped his silver van about a mile away.
Inside the back of the van, the officers could plainly see an odd assortment of stuff such as a Yeti cooler, ladder, and a floor jack - things you'd possibly find in the back of out-of-town work trucks parked at hotels. With just a little bit of checking back at the hotel where the original call came from, Officer Cole Bredenberg was able to figure out that the items had, in fact, been stolen from some trucks parked on the parking lot.
Godwin was arrested for two counts of vehicle burglary and, after the officers found drugs on him, for both possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Bi-State Jail, where his total bond was set at $15,000.
Charges filed... Criminal in jail... All the stolen items returned to their rightful owners... Case closed!
Nice job TTPD!