PALESTINE, Texas (January 24, 2023) - A Palestine man is in jail following a reported vehicle burglary Tuesday afternoon.
Just after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24th, Officers from the Palestine Police Department responded to the 900 block of Campbell in reference to a reported vehicle burglary. A resident observed a white male suspect in a dark hoodie inside of their vehicle at their residence. When the homeowner confronted the suspect, the suspect fled the location.
While searching the area for the suspect, Sgt. Jeremy Jenkins and Corporal Carson Brandenberger located an individual matching the description walking several blocks away from the residence. Officers stopped the suspect, who was identified as Joshua Troy Yelverton, 23, of Palestine.
During the stop, Yelverton was found to be wanted on two active warrants, one for Tampering with Evidence and one for Theft. Yelverton was placed under arrest for the warrants. While performing a search of Yelverton’s clothing, Officers located items that were reported to have been taken during the vehicle burglary. Yelverton was also found to be the individual seen in a video provided by the victim.
Yelverton was transported to the Anderson County Jail and booked without incident for the warrants and the charge of Burglary of a Vehicle.