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updated 4:19 PM UTC, Jul 22, 2018

Spurger woman among 3 jailed for identity theft

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Tyler County resident and two other people Thursday after finding mail and items believed to have been taken from homes in Lumberton, Silsbee and Beaumont, according to the Beaumont Enterprise

Ashley Loftin, 31, of Spurger; Wesley Martinez, 33, of Beaumont; and Yance Young, 26, of Beaumont; were arrested Jan. 18 and charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

A Patna Road resident called deputies at about 11 a.m. after seeing a vehicle sitting in the road for half an hour, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

Once on scene, deputies saw a handgun on the floor of the vehicle and mail with various names on it. A search of the car revealed mail taken from residences in Lumberton, Silsbee and Beaumont; as well as items believed to be taken during recent burglaries, the department said.

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