By Chris Edwards
WARREN – Two men were arrested last week on burglary charges in Warren. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, the incident occurred on the night of Sunday, August 6, when deputies responded to a report of a theft that had just occurred.
The deputies were able to locate two men, Stephen Allen Gordon, a 25-year-old Spurger man, and Michael Joseph Dianni, 28, of Woodville, on a pasture near the victim’s property.
Weatherford said the deputies initially made contact with the victim, who said that multiple tools, ATV tires and welding equipment had been stolen from a barn on his property. “Deputies were then informed a relative of the victim had followed one of the suspects off of their property to an adjoining pasture after seeing them breaking into a vehicle,” Weatherford said.
Weatherford said that during the investigation, the deputies were able to link both suspects to the burglary and later recovered personal property listed as stolen to the victim.
Gordon and Dianni were booked into the Tyler County Jail on the charges of burglary of a building and burglary of a vehicle. Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Tina Self set both men’s bonds at $12,500. Dianni has since bonded out, but Gordon remains in custody.