Two Arrested In Hardin County On Multiple Charges

A joint investigation between the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, the Lumberton Police

Department, and the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force has lead to the seizure of

methamphetamine and the recovery of weapons and stolen property. Last week, a trailer

that was stolen from a dealership in Rose City was located on Gordon Lane north of Silsbee.

An automobile, motorcycle, multiple guns, and electronics were recovered. 32-year old

Samantha Thomas, of Buna, was arrested on multiple charges including possession with the

intent to distribute a felony amount of methamphetamine. She posted a $32,000 bond and

then was turned over to Orange County authorities. Then on Sunday, the investigation

continued with Lumberton police locating a suspect with direct involvement to the stolen

travel trailer and illegal drugs. Officers attempted to stop34-year old  Robert Deckert on his

motorcycle and he refused to stop. He eventually wrecked and was taken into custody. He was in

possession of a large amount of methamphetamine. After being treated at the hospital, Deckert

was transported to the Hardin County Jail. His bonds total more than $30,000.

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