Man steals batteries from Rusk County oilfield lease

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:53am

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the citizens of Rusk County to assist in identifying a suspect in connection to a theft of batteries from a BP American Production Company oilfield lease on County Road 2145, in Tatum.

On August 11, 2012, at approximately 6pm, an unidentified white male entered onto BP property and took two 12 volt, Optima Gel, Deep Cycle batteries, with “Stolen from BP” branded across the top. The batteries are valued at approximately $250 each. The suspect was captured on a hidden camera located near the batteries.

Any information may be reported to the Rusk County Crime Stoppers at (903)655-8477 or Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at (903)657-3581.

The Rusk County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.


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