Suspect in burglary of Texas A&M extension office, Morgan Mill Post Office jailed in Fort Worth.


Investigators used this photo to help identify and locate Joshua Lee Allen.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Captain Ben Moore with the Erath County Sheriff’s Office called it “a crazy story” that ended with the arrest of a suspect allegedly responsible for burglarizing eight buildings and six vehicles.


Investigators learned about the crime spree on July 30 when deputies received a call about a burglary at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Erath County.

“As deputies arrived on scene and began processing evidence, a second burglary was reported at the Morgan Mill Post Office,” Moore told Beneath the Surface News.


Investigators Cameron Rice and Theresa Holland were able to identify the suspect, Joshua Lee Allen of Fort Worth, and began tracking his whereabouts.

“A vehicle was stolen from the Texas A&M facility and with the help of Ford Pass, investigators Rice and Holland were able to track the vehicle to a location in Fort Worth,” Moore said. “It was great police work. They followed all the leads and had him in custody 12 hours later.”


When Allen was taken into custody, investigators found several items from both the Texas A&M and the post office burglaries inside the vehicle, Moore said.

Only a limited amount of information about the ongoing investigation is being released at this time and charges are pending in Erath County.