Pair arrested in tobacco store heist

By Brandon Evans | Published Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Two people suspected in the Sept. 29 burglary of Tobacco Town in Paradise were tracked down and arrested Thursday in Fort Worth.

Clark E. Redmon

Wednesday night, the red semi-tractor used in the burglary – and seen in security video – was located in Fort Worth. With the help of the Fort Worth Police Department, Wise County Sheriff’s investigators arrested two people in connection with the burglary: Clark E. Redmon, 48, of Springtown, and Maria K. Shone, 29, of Weatherford.

The suspects gained entry to the store by wrapping chains around the front glass doors, attaching them to the truck and then pulling out, forcing the doors open. Security cameras showed a woman who appears to be Shone dashing through the store, filling up a bag with stolen goods. Redmon also appears in the video.

Both were booked into the Wise County Jail on one count of burglary of a building, criminal mischief between $20,000 and $100,000 and violation of motor fuel tax requirements.

Maria K. Shone

As of Friday afternoon, they were both still being held under a $30,000 bond each.

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office believes the couple burglarized at least one business there, the A&Z Grocery in Azle, using the same technique with the truck and chain. That burglary was also caught on security cameras.

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