3 arrested for Riverlands vehicle burglaries

Left - Chandler Britt Woodle, 20 | Right - Joshua Antonio Hill, 19

Three people have been arrested for vehicle and home burglaries that occurred in the Riverlands  on the morning of December 16, 2015.

According to a Bowie County Sheriff’s Office press release, arrest warrants have been issued for Chandler Britt Woodle, Joshua Antonio Hill, Sonya Hopkins Jr. and Stacy Tyrone Moss Jr.

Bowie County Deputies responded on the morning of the Dec. 16 to three vehicle burglaries and one burglary of habitation in the Riverlands Subdivision, and one burglary of a vehicle Beaver Lake Estates.  According to the press release the suspects targeted unlocked vehicles and took wallets, Untied States currency, personal identification, credit cards, a GoPro camera and a handgun during these burglaries.

Video footage of these crimes being committed was obtained from the victims. This video footage showed the suspects using the firearm taken in one the vehicle burglaries during the commission of the other offenses. It also led to the identification of one suspect as well as the owner of a vehicle the suspects had borrowed to commit these crimes.

Captain Jerl Palmore and Investigator Robby McCarver interviewed this suspect and the vehicle owner. As a result of these interviews, they were able to obtain a confession from the suspect, identify the rest of the suspects and recover the stolen handgun and GoPro camera.

It is possible that the handgun stolen during this crime spree was used in a robbery in Arkansas and the investigation into that offense is still ongoing.

Chandler Woodle was arrested on December 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm in the 6500 block of Chaparral by Bowie County Lieutenant Todd Fore. Woodle was taken to the Bi-State Jail where he was booked in on warrants for Burglary of a Habitation, Theft of a Firearm and three Burglaries of a Vehicle. His bond was set by Judge Nancy Talley at $25,000 for Burglary of a Habitation, $10,000 for Theft of a Firearm and $10,000 for each charge of Burglary of a Vehicle.

Joshua Hill was arrested on December 23, 2015 at 10:16 am in 800 block of Franklin by Texarkana, Texas Police Officer Jason Wooldridge. Hill was also taken to the Bi-State Jail and booked in for his arrest warrants of Burglary of a Habitation, Theft of a Firearm and three Burglaries of a Vehicle. Hill’s Bond has not been set yet.

Sonya Hopkins Jr. is in custody in Texarkana, Arkansas and will return to Texas for his warrants when he has satisfied his charges there.

Stacy Moss Jr. remains at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office.


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