Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 28, 2014

Two arrested for several burglaries, property recovered

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — Interviews with two men arrested this month by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office have led to the recovery of stolen property from multiple burglaries.

Jeffery Todd Fletcher, 47, and Chance Michael Cranford, 22, remained in the Henderson County Jail Thursday after they were arrested on warrants for multiple offenses.

Fletcher was held for two counts of burglary of a building, theft of materials such as aluminum, bronze or copper, theft of property and other offenses. Total bond on Fletcher was set at $157,500.

Cranford was held on four counts of burglary of a building and other offenses. His total bond is $210,000.

Fletcher and Cranford had been arrested in January following a 6-month investigation into burglaries between Caney City and Athens. They were indicted by a Henderson County Grand Jury on March 6.

On March 18, HCSO warrant Dep. Kyle Pochobradsky arrested the pair on the outstanding warrants. Following their arrests, both were interviewed by HCSO Investigators.

HCSO reports said information obtained during the interviews led investigators to search Cranford’s residence. Additional stolen property was recovered, which was linked to burglaries near Lake Athens and off Farm-to-Market Road 3054 near Log Cabin.

According to reports, investigators linked Cranford to 14 additional thefts and burglaries throughout Henderson County. Investigators are attempting to recover additional stolen property related to the case. Additional criminal charges are expected.