After months of investigation, Capt. Mark Johnson with the Stephenville Police Department said Monday that two individuals, a juvenile and an adult, have been arrested following the burglary of several homes in July.
Johnson said the son of Stephenville Fire Marshal Gary Nabors was arrested following the investigation. Gary was arrested in mid-October for online solicitation of a minor, under 14 years of age, a second-degree felony.
His son, Brandon Wayne Nabors, 18, was arrested Saturday and is charged with burglary of a habitation, also a second-degree felony.
Johnson said the second suspect, a 16-year-old male, was charged with possessing prohibited weapons in a weapon-free zone. Johnson said the juvenile allegedly took firearms, allegedly stolen during the burglaries, onto the campus of a local school.
Johnson said the investigation began when six homes in the Golf Country Estates subdivision were burglarized in mid-July.
In each of the cases, the suspects allegedly entered the homes through open garage doors and walked away with an undetermined amount of property, including firearms and a high-end saddle.
Johnson said police were investigating a string of vehicle burglaries when officers received a tip that Brandon and the juvenile were allegedly responsible for the burglaries.
Johnson and Det. Sgt. Casey Heath followed up on the tip and eventually located the stolen property at the juvenile’s Morgan Mill residence.
Johnson said both suspects cooperated during the investigation and worked with law enforcement officials to return the property to its owners.
Brandon was currently on probation for a similar offense. According to court records, he was arrested in February and charged with burglary of a habitation. He was indicted by an Erath County grand jury, pleaded guilty and was placed on deferred adjudication probation for five years.
“In addition to letting citizens know the suspects have been apprehended and most of the property has been returned, we also want to remind the public how important it is to secure their property and lock all of their doors,” Johnson said. “Even garage doors.”