Woodville police department responded to a call in the 1000 block of Pear Street on January 15 to investigate a burglary. According to the resident, someone forced entry into the home while they were not there, and stole several items of jewelry and electronic equipment. While Woodville officers were investigating suspects, a Colmesneil man was arrested in Corrigan on January 16, the next day.
Dustin Aaron White, 22, was arrested by Corrigan police on charges of possession of a controlled substance group one in a drug free zone, possession of a controlled substance group 3 in a drug free zone, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to identify by giving false information to police. Bond was set for $17,000 plus fines for no drivers license, no insurance and expired registration.
Corrigan officers contacted Woodville officers concerning White, who happened to be the former roommate of the victim of burglary in Woodville the day before. Officers were asked to check the vehicle for stolen property.
"Corrigan police department confirmed White was actually wearing the stolen watch and ring at the time of his arrest in Corrigan," said captain Mike McCulley. "White has not posted bond yet, and a hold has been placed on him in Polk County. After facing charges there, White will be charged with burglary of a habitation in Tyler County.