According to release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), two suspects have been arrested in an ongoing investigation into recent burglaries and thefts that have occurred between the months of February through April of 2020 in Nacogdoches County. The Sheriff’s Office received several calls of service in reference to thefts occurring in and near the Appleby community during this time.

During the course of the investigation, Nacogdoches Investigators obtained evidence and statements that identified two primary suspects in the ongoing cases. Investigators further established probable cause to obtain multiple warrants on both suspects.

Corey Lynn Hamilton, 22, and Ashton Center,18, were both arrested on April 27 and booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail. Both arrests have enabled sheriff investigators to clear up multiple cases. These subjects are believed to have conspired together during the majority of the thefts and burglaries. Investigators and Sheriff Deputies were able to recover tools, an ATV, lawn mower, weed eaters, generator, vehicle parts and construction equipment.

These cases are ongoing and additional charges are possible.

Criminal Charges Filed on Hamilton included:

-Burglary of a Habitation

-Burglary of a Building

-Theft of Property between $2500.00-$2999.99

-Theft of Property between $100.00-$749.99

-Theft of Property between $750.00-$2499.99

-Criminal Trespass

Charges filed on Ashton Brock Center included

-Burglary of a Habitation

-Burglary of a Building


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