WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A Wichita Falls man on state parole and federal probation is arrested on overnight Tuesday on a warrant for Theft Over $2,500 Under $30,000.
Wichita Falls Police officers were serving a warrant at the home of Thomas Joseph Salazar, 27, in the 1600 block of Harding street overnight when they said he slammed the front door on them and locked it.
Officers had to kick the door in to arrest him. The warrant stemmed from an incident on April 6, 2017.
That is when a detective stopped to check on a vehicle in the 1200 block of 6th Street because it matched a felony suspect theft suspect vehicle.
No one was around at the time so the detective waited. When people came back to the truck the detective approached. One person went back inside a building and the other came to the truck.
That person was Salazar. Salazar agreed to give a statement to police. Salazar said he and Ronald Sutherland stole a 10-foot Cary On Trailer valued at $1,299 and a Cub Cadet Zero Turn Lawn Mower valued at $2,999 from Tractor Supply at 2618 Southwest Parkway.
Salazar said they took the equipment to Amarillo and sold it for $1,500. The property was recovered in Amarillo.
An arrest warrant was issued for Salazar for Theft Over $2,500 Under $30,000. He is sitting in the Wichita County Jail charged with Theft, Parole Violation, and Resisting Arrest.