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By Chris Edwards
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MoucheronMoucheronSPURGER – A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of a Fred man in connection with a theft that occurred last December at a business in Spurger.

According to Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, Devon Ray Moucheron, a 27-year-old Fred resident, was arrested in Hardin County on Jan. 27, after surveillance footage taken from a theft incident at the Spurger Family Dollar store fingered Moucheron as the suspect.

The theft occurred on Dec. 19 of 2022. TCSO deputies responded to the report of theft at the store, and recovered the footage, which showed a white male taking multiple electronics items from the employees’ office of the store.

The TCSO investigators submitted the footage to Crime Stoppers for assistance, Weatherford said, and received multiple tips identifying Moucheron as the suspect. Weatherford said that other individuals were seen on the footage, as well, and identified, which led the investigators to locate witnesses who confirmed the suspect’s identity.

Moucheron is still in the Hardin County Jail on multiple theft charges with bonds totaling $10,000. The theft charge from Tyler County is for the greater than $100/less than $750 threshold, with a $5,000 bond amount set.

Weatherford said that the tipster who positively identified Moucheron was paid a reward by Crime Stoppers.

“The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to submit tips on suspects, wanted individuals and unreported crimes,” Weatherford said.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for anonymous information that leads to arrests and can be reached by calling 936-639-TIPS or through the organization’s website at www.639TIPS.com.

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