The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office recovered property stolen from the Life Fellowship Church, near Athens, last week, making one arrest.
Paul Ray Jackson, 48, was charged with theft ($500 to $1,500). He was released, Thursday, on $1,500 bond. The arrest wad fourth time Jackson had been booked into the Henderson County Jail in 2012. The case is being turned over to County Attorney Clint Davis’ Office for prosecution.
HCSO reports said six patio chairs were taken from the property on County Road 3918 on June 17. Deputy Mitchum Patterson took a report from Pastor Mark Allen who said the chairs were worth about $1,000. Allen provided the deputy with surveillance video that captured the vehicle as it drove onto the property, then left with the chairs.
Investigator Chad Walker gathered information that led him to the vehicle seen in the video. Walker learned that the vehicle belonged to a female in Mabank. Walker later learned that Jackson was the woman’s fiancee.
Walker was joined by Investigator Kay Langford in recovering the stolen chairs from a residence on Palmetto Street in Athens. Walker obtained an arrest warrant from Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Henry Ashford on July 16.
While the investigation in Henderson County continued, Jackson was arrested by Mabank Police for the warrant. Jackson was booked into the Kaufman County Jail on July 23 for the first degree felony charge. The following day, Jackson was transported to the Henderson County Jail