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Jailed Teen Charged With Additional Theft Of Firearm Offense

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A jailed teen was charged with an additional theft of firearm offense Wednesday.

No HCSO jail photo available for Rene Perea-Saldana

Rene Perea-Saldana was one of two teens jailed over the weekend on burglary of vehicles and theft of firearms charges. One of the suspects was reportedly captured on a residential surveillance video Nov. 14, 2020 entering a vehicle parked at a Hopkins County subdivision near Sulphur Springs. A vehicle burglary had already been reported.

Both allegedly admitted to involvement in the vehicle burglaries and theft; the other defendant helped officers locate two guns and a purse reported stolen during the vehicle burglaries.

Perea-Saldana and 18-year-old Daishawn Jerome Godbolt have remained in Hopkins County jail since Nov. 14, 2020 in lieu of $25,000 bond for the burglary and firearm charges.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Fisher Wednesday reported being informed about another firearm allegedly stolen on Nov. 14 from a location from which the other items were allegedly taken. Fisher interviewed Perea-Saldana about the additional information; the 17-year-old provide information resulting in location of the additional firearm. Perea-Saldana was also charged Nov. 18 on an additional theft of firearm charge.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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