He just can’t catch a break. Christopher Brandon Garcia, 32, has been held since February of this year in Hopkins County Jail on $400,000 bond. Tuesday, April 5th, he sought a bond reduction in the Eighth Judicial Court in Hopkins County. The good news is his bond was reduced to $100,000. The bad news is that last Friday additional bond for charges from Washington County for burglary of a building in the amount of $200.000 were added. The final bond total is at least $50,000 less than where he started.
In February of this year, Garcia along with Dustin Kyle “Dud” Garcia, 33, of Mesquite, were arrested in room 221 at the Seagoville Inn in Seagoville Texas. Both were transported to Hopkins County Jail where B. J. Teer set bond at $400,000 each. No JP’s were available in Seagoville according to Seagoville Police. With these two arrested on active warrants only one other active warrant remains. Christopher Lee Chambers of Maybank is also wanted in connection to the theft ring.
In late January, seven (7) individuals involved in the theft of utility, all-terrain vehicles in three states had been booked into Hopkins County Jail. Brian E. Wheeler of Balch Springs; David Paul Rockwell of Terrell; Ricardo Saldivar, 34, of Combine; James Lindy Minter, 37, Joshua Christopher Terry, 34, and Laronda Kaye Reed, 29, all of Kemp; and Darrell Wayne Waites from Deville, Louisiana. All have been charged locally with organized criminal activity. Hopkins County Criminal investigators, Sulphur Springs Police Department Detectives, and Investigator Tony Hurley have been working since last November with others to round up what is thought to be a ring plying their trade of theft in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas.