According to Hopkins County Chief Criminal Investigator Lewis Tatum, Darrell Wayne Waites was picked up at the Rapides Parish, Louisiana Jail and transported to Hopkins County Jail without incident. Waites was picked up on a warrant for Organized Criminal Activity in connection with the November theft of six all-terrain vehicles from NorTex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. He is the third person to be arrested. Hopkins County Deputy Major Willis and Correctional Office Charles Duke stated Waites was cooperative and posed no problems during the trip. He is being held in Hopkins County Jail on a $200,000 bond.
On January 6th, Joshua Christopher Terry, age 34, and Laronda Kaye Reed, 29, both of Kemp, Texas were arrested on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. A complaint filed with local law enforcement cited a November 23, 2015 incident in which Reed was accused of the theft of six all-terrain vehicles from NorTex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. The ATVs were valued at over $30,000 but less than $150,000.
The defendants may also be connected to similar thefts throughout Louisiana and Oklahoma. Criminal investigators divulged information on two different thefts at Rock Power Sports in Bossier City, Louisiana and the business confirmed the property stolen.
Now Waites and Terry are beign held on $200,000 bond while bond for Reed was set at $30,000.