A Pineland burglary suspect is behind bars and Sabine County law enforcement officials say it was images of him, his dog, and his pickup truck that were caught on numerous game cameras that cracked the case.
According to an affidavit filed by Hemphill Police Sergeant Travis Trexler, 25-year-old Justin Michael Denby, of San Augustine, was arrested following a burglary on Bill Lowe Drive in Pineland.
The affidavit said that a lock had been cut on a Conex steel shipping container which was being used for storage. In addition to the burglary of the container, the affidavit said that two game cameras on the property were also stolen.
However, the affidavit said that the suspect didn’t realize that there were numerous other game cameras on the property, all of which were capturing images of him and his dog, but most importantly the license plate on his truck.
The affidavit said that officers ran the license plate which led them to an address here in Jasper County where they found Denby, his dog, and his truck. It was also learned that Denby had arrest warrants out of Shelby County for burglary.
According to the affidavit, after being shown images of himself committing the burglary, Denby confessed and his bond was set at $10,000.00.