On 07/24/2016 at approximately 0200 hours, a Yeti Cooler was taken from the bed of a pickup truck at a private residence on SH 55 S. in Edwards County Texas. The owner of the Yeti Cooler valued at $270.00, U.S. Currency is a Camp Wood resident. The owner stated that someone took the cooler without consent and had no intentions of returning it. On 08/05/2016 at approximately 1000 hours, the owner contacted the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office via telephone and advised them that Jose De Leon was in possession of the cooler and was trying to sell it in Camp Wood. The information was achieved with the help of a Facebook posting
Miller had informed The Sheriff’s Office at the time of the theft that there was an owner assigned brand of (ME) on it along with a National Rifle Association Sticker on it. This without a doubt would lead a person to believe that the Yeti Cooler will positively be identified.
Real County Deputy Nathan Johnson was contacted and immediately was advised of the situation so the Cooler could be recovered and to prevent the loss of the property. Johnson immediately went to known locations where De Leon was known to frequent. Johnson went to the residence located in the 400 blk of W. 2nd St. in Camp Wood Texas and observed a Maroon Ford F-150 step side pickup truck in the driveway. As Johnson walked by the vehicle, Johnson observed a light blue Yeti Cooler in the bed of the truck that matched the description of the Yeti Cooler, including having a ME brand on it along with a National Rifle Association sticker on it.
On 08/17/2016, The Edwards County Sheriff’s Office and prepared a complaint and gave the complaint to Judge Tommy walker who in turn issued an arrest warrant for the theft of the cooler. Deleon was arrested in Real County immediately after the arrest warrant was issued and is now in The Edwards County Detention Center where he remains in jail in lieu of posting a $3000.00 bond, for theft by possession 100-750, a class B Misdemeanor.