2 Men Arrested In Multi-State Heavy Machinery Theft Ring

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Upon interviewing McGee at his residence, investigators discovered inconsistencies in his narrative regarding his movements on the night of the theft. The excavator was confiscated, according to the authorities, in order to do additional research and ensure its identity.

By June 10, detectives had established that the second excavator had been reported stolen in Beaumont, with the help of auto theft investigators. Numerous stolen things, mostly from the Beaumont region, were found thanks to search warrants that were carried out in and around Chambers County, according to the police.

James Mason, a 38 year-old Baytown resident, was found to be McGee’s primary accomplice. According to the inquiry, McGee, Mason, and other collaborators would scout equipment during the day from east Houston to west Louisiana and then move it to Chambers County at night.

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James Mason, a 38-year-old Baytown resident, was found to be McGee’s primary accomplice. According to the inquiry, McGee, Mason, and other collaborators would scout equipment during the day from east Houston to west Louisiana and then move it to Chambers County at night. After changing the objects’ identities, they would sell them for less than their true worth.

So far, investigators have found $347,000 worth of stolen machinery, including tractors, excavators, skid steers, and trailers. Mason and McGee were both placed under arrest for a number of offenses, and they are currently being held at the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Jail.

Jimmy McGee has a $50,000 bond issued on many offenses, including unauthorized possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition, he faces charges of tampering with an identity number, which has a bond of $15,000, and participating in organized crime by stealing property, which carries a bond of $300,000. James Mason faces charges of property theft and organized crime; a $300,000 bond has been imposed.

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