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Added charges emerge for bandits

By Brandon Evans | Published Saturday, October 26, 2013

A couple sitting in Wise County Jail for allegedly committing four burglaries using a red semi-tractor truck to gain access to goods is now linked to more burglaries in Parker County.

Clark E. Redmon, 49, of Springtown and Maria Shone, 29, of Fort Worth, were arrested by Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigators in Fort Worth earlier this month for their alleged crime spree.

Now, Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking four warrants on cases in their county. The same red truck was captured on video being used late last month to rip open the doors to a convenience store in Azle where the couple proceeded to steal cigarettes and lottery tickets.

The truck is also linked to a few cases of stolen diesel fuel in Parker County. The pair allegedly used the truck to crash through the locked gates on several business properties before stealing hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel from each location.

“Our investigators linked four local cases to the suspects, which include criminal mischief, theft and burglary cases,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

Surveillance camera footage also caught the couple using the truck to rip the doors off the tobacco shop in Paradise before looting it Sept. 29. Investigators have since linked the couple and truck to the Oct. 8 burglary of a car wash in Boyd, the burglary of a car wash in Rhome and theft of diesel fuel from an oil field company in Bridgeport.

They used the truck to smash the payment machines at the car washes and then scooped up any change or bills that fell out.

“All the damage they did to the car wash far exceeded anything they stole,” said Captain Kevin Benton.

Shone and Redmon remain in Wise County Jail on bonds of $69,000 and $71,505 for charges including burglary, criminal mischief, violation of motor fuel tax requirements and drug possession warrants out of Parker County.

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