Officers with the Jasper County Sheriff's Department said Monday that a 30 year old Beaumont man had been arrested after allegedly being caught in the act of stealing wire, copper and other items from a business near Evadale.

Deputies said officer Taylor Miller was dispatched to Bruce's Pulp and Paper Warehouse on County Road 792 shortly before 6:00 on Sunday evening when it was reported that the owners of the establishment had caught Joshua Lynn Goodsell stealing copper wire, metal, and other items.

Officers said upon his arrest and questioning, Goodsell pleaded guilty to the crime.

Bond on Goodsell was set at $50,000 and at last word, he was still being held at the Jasper County Jail.