They opened an investigation, and through surveillance, discovered two city employees unload several pounds of copper and brass from a city truck to sell it to the scrap yard.
As the investigation went on, police say the suspects also sold copper stolen from the following locations while employees of the City of Houston:
- 718 East Burress
- 2700 Dalton
- 7101 Renwick
- 5900 Teague
Two other suspects, Terry Whiting, 45; and Robert Fitzgerald White, 42, are charged with felony theft by a public servant and have turned themselves in and posted bond. Two additional suspects -- Seferino Rios, 43; and Stephen Segundo, 41; are also charged with felony theft by a public servant and remain at large, but are expected to turn themselves in.
Five additional suspects are charged with misdemeanor theft by public servant charges and police say arrest warrants are being processed. Those suspects are Robert Earl Holme, 50; Reuben Lawrence Jackson, 57; Antwine Walter, 36; Preston Dewayne Gillins, 39; and Tony Tramaine Gordwin, 28.
Police say the suspects have admitted to their involvement in their respective cases. Anyone with additional information in these cases is asked to call the Houston Police Department Burglary and Theft Division Metal Theft Unit at 713-308-0900.