Auto Burglary Suspect Apprehended
On Monday May 9, at approximately 8:45 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning an auto burglary at the Donut Hole located in the 6300 block of FM 1442.
Upon arrival, Deputies met with the caller who reported that her truck had been burglarized and the suspect stole her purse from inside. Deputies were able to view the surveillance camera from the business and observed the suspect to be driving a white and red Ford F-250 truck.
Upon completion at the scene, Deputies were dispatched to the Orangefield schools on Hwy 105 in Orangefield concerning several vehicles in the parking lots that were burglarized. A witness observed a white and red Ford pickup truck being driven by a W/M they knew as BRIAN LINSCOMB. The information was passed onto other Deputies patrolling the area. A few minutes later the vehicle was located on Highway 62 near FM 1078. Deputies stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be BRIAN RUSTON LINSCOMB, a 44 year old Orange resident.
The driver, gave Deputies verbal consent to search his vehicle. The vehicle search revealed several items from the vehicle burglaries that had just occurred. Brian Linscomb was placed under arrest and transported to the Orange County Correctional Facility, where he was booked for four Counts of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office Investigators spoke to Linscomb and he confessed to burglarizing the vehicles at the Orangefield Schools and also the burglary at the Donut Hole.
Linscomb bonded out of jail on May 9, and continued on a crime spree for the next several days. He has been identified as burglarizing vehicles in Vidor, Jasper County, Newton County, Silsbee, and Evadale since his release.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for a Felony Auto Burglary on May 11, but Linscomb had apparently fled the area. The Sheriff’s office received information from the Tyler Police Department that they had 30 auto burglary cases in their city and the suspect was driving a white and red Ford F-250 Pickup. The suspect also matched the description of Linscomb.
On May 15, the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office observed the Ford F-250 truck in Lufkin and stopped the vehicle. The driver was identified as BRIAN LINSCOMB. Linscomb was arrested by the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office for the Felony Warrant from Orange County and transported to their facility. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Orange County.
There is numerous other auto burglary cases pending throughout Southeast and East Texas and other charges are expected to be filed in the near future.