- Adam C. Brooks
Two suspects charged with Burglary
According to Sheriff Hawthorne on Monday at approximately 4:30 a.m., Deputy Fuller with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area of Buccaneer Drive and Dugat Road in Winnie, Chambers County, Texas when he observed two males walking in the roadway. One male was pushing a blue cart that contained several large electronic items and the second male was carry a flashlight. Deputy Fuller then stopped and detained the two males and identified them as Trevor Coffey, 17, of Winnie, and Charles Bivins, 40, of Kountze. A short time later, the Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to someone seeing a flashlight inside a neighbors flooded home. While speaking with the two males the home owner arrived and identified numerous items found in the possession of the two males as belonging to her and having been stolen from her residence and vehicle. The two males were transported and booked into the Chambers County jail for Burglary of a Habitation and Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. Sheriff Hawthorne continues to make it a priority to be proactive in patrolling the areas that were affected by flooding during TS Imelda.