Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 13, 2012

Sheriff nets burglary arrests

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

PAYNE SPRINGS — The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 27-year-old woman Monday in connection to a residential burglary in Cherokee Shores near Payne Springs.

Angela Marlene Cullum was booked into the Henderson County Jail for burglary of a habitation. She was released Tuesday after posting $10,000 bond.

According to HCSO reports, Deputy Brad Beddingfield was sent to a home on Taos Drive on December 6 to follow up on a complaint that several household items had been removed from a residence. During his investigation of the burglary, Beddingfield spoke to Cullum because he thought she might be a possible witness. During Beddingfield’s conversation with Cullum, she admitted that she had stolen appliances from the residence.

HCSO reports state Beddingfield presented information concerning the burglary to Justice of the Peace Milton Adams and received a warrant for Cullum’s arrest. The suspect turned herself in to Beddingfield on Monday.

Burglary of a habitation is a second-degree felony and carries a sentence upon conviction of two years to 20 years in prison and a possible fine not to exceed $10,000.

In a separate incident, Sheriff Ray Nutt said his office made arrests last week related to several burglaries in the Lake Athens and Baxter areas and more arrests are expected as the investigation progresses.

Dale Forbus Reynolds, 37, remained in custody Wednesday with total bond set at $30,000 for possession of a controlled substance, illegal dumping and theft $1,500 to $20,000. He is also being held without bond for evading arrest and detention and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The other suspect, 22-year-old Terry Lynn Proctor Jr., also remained in custody without bond on two motions to revoke community supervision. The motions are related to previous burglary of a building and burglary of a habitation charges.

Nutt said the sheriff’s office has also recovered about $10,000 in property as a result of the investigation. Among the items recovered were hand tools, power tools, trailers, and ATV and various firearms.