2 women arrested for scrap metal theft in Rusk County
RUSK COUNTY — On Monday, April 16, 2012, at approximately 5pm, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Jonathan Medford and Cody Runnels were dispatched to FM 782, in Rusk County, in reference to a theft in progress.
While deputies were in route to the scene, a witness contacted the land owner advising him two suspects were loading his scrap metal in a truck on his property.
The suspects had an old refrigerator along with other scrap metal in the bed of their truck which belonged to the land owner. The land owner was able to arrive on scene before the suspects were able to flee.
Once on scene Deputy Medford arrested suspects Aimee Rachele Burdeshaw, 27, and Danielle Marie Burdeshaw, 25, both of Tatum, on charges of theft. While processing the scene Deputy Medford also discovered marijuana. Both suspects were escorted to the Rusk County Justice Center.
On Tuesday, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Joe Sorrells, charged both suspects with Theft of Aluminum/Bronze/Cooper, State Jail Felony, with $5,000 bond each. Aimme Rachele Burdeshaw had an additional charge of Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor, with a bond of $1,000.