Two people arrested last week for allegedly using a red semi-tractor to break into a tobacco store in Paradise have been linked to several more Wise County burglaries.
Clark E. Redmon, 48, of Springtown, and Maria K. Shone, 29, of Weatherford, were charged last week in Fort Worth after Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigators, with the help of the Fort Worth police department, tracked, them and the vehicle.
Surveillance camera footage caught the couple using the truck to rip the doors off the tobacco shop in Paradise on Sept. 29. They proceeded to loot the store.
Investigators have since linked the couple and truck to several more burglaries across the county, including an Oct. 8 break-in at a car wash in Boyd, the burglary of another car wash in Rhome and the theft of fuel from an oilfield company in Bridgeport.
“It looks like they used the semi to back into the wall at the car wash and collect any change they could from the busted machine,” said Sgt. Kevin Benton. “All the damage they did to the car wash far exceeded anything they stole.”
Benton said a search of the vehicle turned up what appeared to be a lot of stolen items, including several hits from neighboring Parker County.
Redmon remains in Wise County Jail under a $70,000 bond for burglary of a building, criminal mischief $20,000 to $100,000 and violation of motor fuel tax requirements. Shone remains in jail under a $40,000 bond.