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Commerce Teen, 3 Others Accused Of Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

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A Commerce teen and three others were accused of engaging in organized criminal activity – a home burglary.

Hopkins County Sheriff
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office vehicle

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Baumann and Sgt. Tanner Steward responded at 7:55 p.m. Dec. 8, 2020 to a complaint of suspicious activity at a County Road 4732 residence. Upon arrival, they reported finding a locked gate had been removed from it’s post and was lying on the ground and a red Dodge 1500 pickup with the driver’s side door open parked in front of the residence.

Upon further inspection, sheriff’s deputies found the rear door of the residence ajar. Deputies entered the residence but found no one inside, but “observed fresh disturbance to multiple articles in the residence,” deputies wrote in arrest reports

While searching the curtilage around the house, deputies were notified two adult women had received a call from individuals to pick them up in the area. Deputies reported finding on CR 4732, about 3 miles west of FM 275 north, 17-year-old Anthony Martin Dean Goff of Commerce and an adult male identified as an accomplice but not named in arrest reports. Two additional juveniles also identified as accomplices were located about 2 miles east on CR 4732 and taken into custody.

No HCSO jail photos available for Anthony Martin Dean Goff and Xzayveian Dunkail Basham

Deputies took all four into custody for suspicion of engaging in organized activity-burglary of a habitation involving three or more people based on their investigation which allegedly revealed evidence Goff and his accomplices had in their possession, and due to the totality of the circumstances and verbal confessions made by Goff and the other adult.

Goff was booked into Hopkins County jail around midnight on the second-degree felony charge. He remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning. His bond was set at $35,000, according to jail reports.

According to jail activity reports, 18-year-old Xzayveian Dunkail Basham was also booked into Hopkins County jail Dec. 9 on an engaging in organized criminal activity charge. Basham too remained in Hopkins County jail later Wednesday morning with his bond set at $35,000 on the second-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity charge.

Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center, 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, Texas

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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