Men Accused of Burglarizing 15+ Taylor County Vehicles Arrested

MERKEL, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection to a rash of vehicle burglaries in Taylor County over the weekend. 

Gary Kennedy and Anson Joe Booker were both formally charged on Wednesday.

Kennedy is charged with Theft of a Firearm, 15 counts of Burglary of a Vehicle, Theft of Property, and Credit/Debit Card Abuse. Booker is charged with 15 counts of Burglary of a Vehicle, and Theft of Property. 

The charges are connected to reports of 15 vehicle burglaries and 1 stolen vehicle Merkel Police responded to on Sunday. 

During their investigation into the crimes, police were able to recover the vehicle as well as stolen items at several residences in Abilene.

More property is still being recovered, and anyone who believes they own some of this stolen property is asked to contact the Merkel Police Department at (325)928-4766.


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