Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Investigators worked quickly to solve a burglary case and arrested three individuals on Thursday in connection with the incident that occurred two days prior. According to information given to KSST by Criminal Investigator Dennis Findley, Chase Alan Harrison, 23, had previously lived at a residence located at 6151 State Highway 19 South and was aware that the current property owners would be out of town on May 10th. With this knowledge, Harrison and cohorts Ashley Gayle Wade, 27, and Lance Allen Worden, 26, burglarized the property. The trio broke into the home and several buildings stealing multiple pieces of property including a boat, an electric range, various tools and other items. Investigator Findley told KSST that the boat has since been recovered and returned to the victims. The other items are believed to have been pawned off and the search continues to recover the property.
Wade and Worden were both found at a County Road 1134 residence on Thursday. Wade agreed to speak with Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum at which time she made a full confession recorded on video. Wade and Worden were then placed into custody and transported to the Hopkins County Jail. Harrison, who had been arrested in Lindale, Texas, was picked up by Deputy Joe Hooten and brought back to Hopkins County. Wade and Worden now sit on $30,000 total bond each: $20,000 for Burglary of a Habitation and $10,000 total for two counts of Burglary of a Building. At the time of the story’s release, bond had not been set for Harrison who has been charged with Burglary of a Habitation, two counts of Burglary of a Building, and Surety Off Bound for Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 1 gram.