Two Greenville men were arrested Thursday morning at 4 a.m. after they attempted to retrieve an ATV they had tampered with and pushed into a tree line. Last weekend a construction crew alerted Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers that someone had tampered with an ATV the crew had been using in the Brashear area. The ATV was discovered in a tree line where it had been pushed in an attempt to hide it for later retrieval. Hopkins County officers began an investigation of situation and the location where the ATV had been found.
When the suspects attempted to retrieve the ATV early Thursday morning around 4 a.m., a traffic stop was initiated at the 101 mile marker on Interstate 30. Two 17-year old Greenville men, David Lopez and Jonathan Obed Godoy, were arrested for the theft and for the attempted theft of a motorcycle in Hunt County. The theft charge is a state jail felony. Lopez and Godoy were booked into Hopkins County jail and bond was set at $5,000 each.