Man arrested for stealing valves from Longview property

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 5:19pm

On August 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a suspicious activity call in the 5000 Block of West Loop 281.

The victim told police he saw the suspect, identified as 35 year-old Jason Scott Coleman, take several stainless steel valves from his property.

Coleman and a white female took the stainless steel valves to a local scrap yard and sold them.

The victim went to the scrap yard and identified his property for police. The valves were valued at approximately $3500.00.

Coleman was arrested for Theft of Property F/3 (prior convictions) and an outstanding felony theft warrant issued by Harrison County. He was transported to the Gregg County Jail without incident.

The female and a child passenger in the vehicle were released at the scene. The valves were returned to the owner.

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