On November 24, 2012 Atascosa County Deputy Sheriff Cory Juber responded to a residence on Thomas Road for a report of a burglary of a habitation. Deputy Juber met with the property caretaker who advised that when he came over this date he saw numerous tools and other items scattered on the driveway. The deputy obtained a list of items taken which included musical instruments, hand tools, antique toys and household items.
Sgt. Inv. Wayne Stratton was assigned to the case and made contact with the property owner on Monday, November 26, 2012 and obtained a complete list of items taken. According to Chief Deputy David Soward, Sgt. Investigator Stratton obtained information from multiple sources regarding where the stolen items were being kept. Soward stated that Sgt. Stratton applied for and was issued a search/arrest warrant was issued by JP3 Orlando Carrasco. Sgt. Investigators Wayne Stratton and Max Peralta, along with Atascosa County Deputies Roper Yow, EJ Lozano and reserve deputy Clinton Luckett, executed the search warrant at a suspect’s residence on Thomas Road.
The officers recovered over $2,000.00 of stolen property from the burglary. Arrested at the scene was Forrest Wayne “Dubby” Edwards, 43, who was charged with burglary of a habitation and booked into the Atascosa County Jail. Soward stated that bond on Edwards was set at $50,000.00 and he was released on bond on December 7, 2012.