Joshua Christopher Terry, age 34, and Laronda Kaye Reed, 29, both of Kemp, Texas were arrested Wednesday, January 6 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.
Sulphur Springs Police Department Criminal Investigator Lenwood “Bo” Fox and Hopkins Country Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigator Dennis Findley traveled to Forney, Texas Wednesday afternoon to arrest Terry and Reed at their place of work. The two defendants were arrested at 1:35 PM Wednesday and transported first to Kaufman County where they were arraigned by Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Mary Bardin.
Terry and Reed were then transported to Hopkins County Jail where they were arraigned at 4:30 PM Wednesday. Terry is being held on $200,000 bond while bond for Reed was set at $30,000.