A traffic stop in Fate, Texas led to the arrest of two individuals who confessed to committing a burglary on CR 3521 in Hopkins County in 2016. Several items were taken in the burglary including pistols, pocket knives, cash, and other items.
During the traffic stop in Fate, law enforcement found a stolen gun under the seat of the vehicle. The weapon found was taken in the burglary in 2016. Two individuals, occupants of the vehicle, James Andrew Gregory, 25, and Macie Michelle McIllwain, 22, were both charged with possession of stolen weapon in Rockwall County. The weapon was traced to the burglary in Hopkins County and, according to Investigator Dennis Finley with Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, both confessed to burglary of the residence on 3521. In their confession, law enforcement was enabled to find other stolen items.
Both Gregory and McIllwain are in Hopkins County Jail. They were charged with Possession of a Stolen Weapon in Rockwall County and with Burglary of a Habitation, a felony 3, in Hopkins County.