Recently a rash of Pharmacy and retail burglaries occurred in the outlying areas and Wichita Falls proper. The Cities of Lawton, Vernon and several areas in the metro-plex have experienced these burglaries as well. Harvest Drug was first burglarized and more recently burglaries occurred at the English Pharmacy, Eskimo Hut and again at Harvest Drug.
Early investigation indicated that the suspects responsible for the burglaries were most likely part of a group out of Ft. Worth. Wichita Falls Police Department Detectives and members of the Criminal Intelligence Unit worked diligently to identify the suspects by utilizing surveillance pictures and social media sources. They worked with Vernon, Lawton, DPS and Fort Worth Law Enforcement Officials as well to secure video and other information that was helpful in identifying the suspects.
Two suspects have been identified as 20 year old Jordan O’Neal and 20 year old Mekel Jackson, both from Ft. Worth. The investigation is ongoing but warrants were issued for both these suspects. Jackson is currently in custody at the Arlington Police Department Jail. O’Neal was arrested at his home by Fort Worth Police Officers. Their Bonds were set at $100,000 with more charges to follow.