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Multiple Arrests for Organized Crime Connected to Local Stolen Vehicles

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June 24, 2024 – The stolen vehicles case continues to unfold with more charges being levied against an expanding circle of suspects. Richard “Richie Rich” Lopez has been arrested on two counts of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. Lopez’s bond has been set at $300,000 on the two charges. Chelsea Clark was arrested and charged with two counts of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity as well and has been released from custody.


It would seem that investigators have a full time job unraveling a string of crimes as more information comes to light. It all started more than five and half months ago, as suspected stolen vehicles were located at a residence in Sulphur Springs owned by local resident Everett Jennings. That investigation resulted in a local wrecker service being dispatched to secure several of the high value vehicles. By February, more investigations led to more charges with Jennings eluding authorities as deputies attempted to serve a warrant, which resulted in the arrests of two of Jennings’ family members for hindering apprehension of a known felon. Before the end of March, Jennings was again tracked down returning from a pleasure cruise at the Port of Galveston, allegedly tampering with a tracking device he had been fitted with earlier. Less than two weeks later, a stolen boat was recovered in Yantis with potential links to Jennings. As Everett Jennings has remained in jail, more charges have been piling up on his arrest report, including two charges of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. Now two other suspects, Lopez and Clark, have also been charged with two counts of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity Jennings’ current bond amount is set at $600,000 (down from $2,250,000).

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Author: Chad Young

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