Stolen Drill Bits Recovered, Five Facing Possible Charges

Stolen Drill Bits Recovered, Five Facing Possible Charges

ARCHER CITY, TX (KAUZ)

Authorities have recovered $50,000 worth of oilfield equipment stolen from an Archer City business.

The Archer County Sheriff's Office said 93 oil well drilling bits were stolen over the weekend from USA Rock Bit in Archer City.

On Wednesday, the Archer and Taylor County Sheriff's Offices detained five people in Tye, Texas, just west of Abilene, after they found the equipment inside a garage there.

Charges are pending against multiple people for Felony Theft and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

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