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ETX man accused of stealing multiple vehicles, copper wire

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 2:18pm

Bowie County took a man into custody on Thursday for allegedly stealing copper wire, trucks and a few other vehicles.

Nikkie Lee Mitchell, 29, of New Boston, is accused of stealing three trucks, more than 4,400 feet of copper wire, a dirt bike and trailer over the span of 4 months.

Sheriff's deputies obtained a warrant on Mitchell concerning thefts on May 9, May 11 and August 12. On September 5, investigators were informed of a possible location for Mitchel, however, the suspect was able to escape officers.

After searching for Mitchell, Bowie County authorities learned he was hiding out in Texarkana, Arkansas, and with the help of their law enforcement, he was captured.

Mitchell was transferred to the Bowie County Jail. He is charged with three counts of theft and his bonds total $45,000.

The following property was recovered:

2004 Ford F250 Pickup stolen from CR 4008 in New Boston

2000 Ford F350 Pickup stolen from Shiloh Road in Texarkana

4,472 feet of copper telephone wire stolen from Shiloh Road in Texarkana

Custom Cable Spool trailer stolen from Shiloh Road in Texarkana

2001 Dodge 3500 Pickup stolen from CR 4001 New Boston

Yamaha dirt bike stolen from Idabel ,Oklahoma


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