|Cumby police clear Plano, Rockwall thefts|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
A traffic stop late Saturday night by Cumby Police, assisted by state troopers, resulted in two felony arrests and helped clear at least two Dallas-area vehicle burglaries.
Christopher Robbin Grady, 32, and Rebecca Ann Burrier, 42, both of Haskell, were being held at Hopkins County jail early Monday morning for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. Grady was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, also a felony offense.
Cumby Police Officer Chris Bettis observed the pair commit a traffic violation on the south interstate service road as they turned into a gas station just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
During the course of the stop, Bettis had opportunity to look in the vehicle and found identification information for two women, neither of which were in the vehicle. Upon running the information through the computer, officers learned the documents had been reported stolen in Plano and Rockwall. The owners of the information told authorities in those cities the items were stolen recently when their vehicles were broken into.
After making contact with Rockwall and Plano authorities, both Grady and Burrier were arrested for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a felony offense. Grady was also noted to be in possession of a firearm, resulting in the secondary felony charge as well.
A number of tools, known by authorities to be those often used to break into vehicles, were also seized by Cumby police.
Bettis said Monday morning that officials in Plano and Rockwall indicated the two arrests, made in Cumby around midnight Saturday, will clear up at least one burglary each in their cities, possibly more depending on further investigation by their agencies.
State trooper Carey Barnett assisted Bettis in the traffic stop and the arrests.