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Victims camera helps solve Tyler County crimes

by Emily Waldrep

Several Tyler County burglaries have been solved after a citizen caught a thief on camera stealing items from his home.

According to Bryan Weatherford of the Tyler County Sheriff's Department, deputies were dispatched to a residence on FM 256 South, in the Harmony area on January 23 at approximately 9 a.m.

"Deputy Casey Whitworth met with the homeowner and began investigating the crime," Weatherford said. "Various items were taken from his property, and he had a camera that caught a suspect taking those items."

After officers began to talk with nearby neighbors, they discovered that Micah Sky Kibler, age 29 of Woodville, had possibly taken the items. Officers conducted an interview with Kibler, and while talking to him they noticed several items at his home that matched the photos of items stolen from the homeowner.

"Officers obtained a search warrant for Kibler's residence and executed it that night," Weatherford said. "They found items from the current burglary as well as other items from burglaries throughout the county. Several burglaries will be cleared up because of this case."

Tyler County Sheriff's Department will have more information to follow regarding the other burglaries.

"I want to remind citizens to pay attention, be careful with your things and watch up for neighbors," said Sheriff Bryan Weatherford. "Please don't hesitate to report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff's department."

Kibler is still in custody under an $80,000 dollar bond.




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