Leah Chase, SCSO Public Relations
Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the arrest of Ty Glover, 24, of Lufkin and Travis Wright, 24, of Lufkin.
On March 6, 2022, a deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office noticed a SUV traveling North on US 96 in Center. The vehicle had sparks coming from the undercarriage and the deputy initiated a traffic stop. As the deputy exited his patrol vehicle and approached the SUV, the driver accelerated, turned around and began traveling South on US 96 towards the city of Center.
After a brief pursuit, the vehicle crashed near the edge of the property at the Best Western in Center.
The driver, later identified at Glover, exited the vehicle, and ran into the Best Western and was found hiding in a laundry room on the second floor. Glover was taken into custody without incident.
Further investigation led deputies to a hotel room where Wright was located. Inside the room, deputies located a substance believe to be methamphetamines, and marijuana. Wright was taken into custody.
During the course of the investigation, deputies learned that the vehicle Glover was driving had been stolen from a pawn shop in Center. The vehicle also contained numerous pieces of property stolen from the pawn shop as well. Glover also told deputies there was another vehicle that had been stolen from Lufkin, and where the vehicle was parked. Officers from Center Police Department assisted the SCSO and located the vehicle.
Glover was arrested and booked into the Shelby County jail on local charges including: Evading Arrest with a Vehicle (SJF) $5,000 bond; Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (SJF) $5,000 bond; and Burglary of a Building (SJF) $5,000 bond. Glover also has warrants out of Angelina County for Credit/Debit Card Abuse and Theft.
Wright was arrested and booked in to the Shelby County jail on local charges including: POCS (F-3) $7,500 bond; and POM (M-A) $1,500 bond. Wright also has warrants out of Angelina County for FTA and Bail Jumping.
“This is proof that our deputies are out doing their jobs and patrolling this county,” said Sheriff Windham. “This situation was able to be shut down quickly and although a stolen vehicle did receive damage, we were able to recover everything that was stolen and were able to return it all to the rightful owner.” The SCSO would like to thank the Center Police Department, and Constable Precinct 5 Josh Tipton for their assistance.