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Yantis Man Jailed On A Felony Charge Following Theft At Walmart

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A 45-year-old Yantis man was jailed on a felony charge for theft of less than $50 worth of merchandise from Walmart, according to arrest reports.

Gary Lee Gibson AKA Gray Lee Gibson and Gary Skeet Gibson (HCSO jail photo)

Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Josh Shufeldt responded at 7:40 p.m. April 22, 2021, at Walmart to a theft complaint. An asset protection employee at the store advised police that Gary Lee Gibson had passed all points of sale. He did not pay for a $25 light bulb and a couple of SIM cards before doing so.

Dispatchers advised a records check showed Gibson has three previous theft convictions. Hopkins County jail records show Gibson has been booked into Hopkins County jail more than 2 dozen time previously on a number of charges; He was booked locally on Sept. 29, 2010 on a Smith County theft of property valued at $20-$500 by check warrant; Nov. 14, 2010 for theft of property valued at $1,500-$20,000; July 3, 2011 for theft of property valued at $1,500-$20,000; and on two indictments for theft of property valued at $1,500-$20,000 on July 3, 2011.

He was jailed Nov. 9, 2011 to serve a 1 year commitment at a substance abuse felony punishment facility for violation of probation on a theft charge; and Aug. 5, 2014, for violation of probation on three theft of property valued at $1,500-$20,000 charges.

Shufeldt took Gibson, who is also known by Gary Skeet Gibson and Gray Lee Gibson, into custody just after 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021. Gibson was booked into Hopkins County jail, where he remained Friday morning, April 23, 2021, for theft of property valued at less than $2,500, which would normally be a misdemeanor offense. However, because of the prior theft convictions, the charge was enhanced to a state jail felony offense. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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