Two stolen vehicles have been recovered, followed by two arrests

Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputy, Texas Highway Patrolman make arrests during traffic stops

JACKSON COUNTY, Texas – On Monday, Aug. 1 at approximately 12:05 a.m., a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a Texas Highway Patrolman recovered two stolen vehicles and made two arrests.

A JCSO deputy initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation on a Chevy Silverado while patrolling Highway 59 southbound near Ganado, Texas. Upon investigation, the deputy noticed the driver’s inconsistency with their itinerary and story. The deputy also discovered that the VIN numbers displayed did not return stolen.

The deputy located a secondary VIN number, which was different from the one displayed. The second VIN found returned as stolen out of Harris County. The deputy then transported the driver to the Jackson County Jail.

During that time, a Texas Highway Patrolman conducted a traffic stop on a white GMC Sierra on Highway 59 southbound, just south of the first traffic stop. Through further investigation, the Trooper discovered the GMC had similar characteristics with the VIN tampering that was on the Chevy Silverado.

The Trooper determined the vehicle was also stolen out of Harris County and then transported and booked the driver into the Jackson County Jail.