Released by Titus County Sheriff’s Office
On April 28, 2021, Titus County Sheriff’s Office released a social media post seeking public assistance in identifying a duo who burglarized the Chapel Hill Storage Facility on or about April 22. A cooperative effort included the Titus County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Pleasant Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and The Hughes Springs Police Department. The combined effort from multiple agencies turned up the heat.
Investigator Craig Brown of the Titus County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of other area agencies, identified the burglary suspect as a 26-year-old resident of Hughes Springs named Tyler Dakota Johnson. Johnson was located on Thursday, April 29, and arrested on a handful of misdemeanor warrants. After arraignment, Johnson was transported to the Titus County Jail while the investigation into his recent activities continued. With sufficient probable cause that Johnson was responsible for the burglary at the Chapel Hill Storage Facility in Titus County, Inv. Brown applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson. He then booked him on the felony charge at the Titus County Jail. The investigation into Johnson’s accomplice remains ongoing.
The sting of the efforts to identify and locate the suspects in the burglary via social media posts by The Titus County Sheriff’s Office did not go unfelt by Tyler Johnson. When they eventually found Jonson, he had shaved his hair and beard, changing his appearance significantly. Additionally, Johnson had removed the Mitsubishi emblems from the suspect vehicle and hastily applied a sloppy paint job to the Mitsubishi, changing it to another color.
CID Lt. Chris Bragg heads up the team of investigators at the Titus County Sheriff’s Office. Like Sheriff Tim Ingram, Bragg provides continuing guidance and support of his team of investigators as needed. With the relentless nature of Investigator Craig Brown, the crooks may try to run and hide, but most of the time, they will just be caught tired and worn out.