Two Vidor men accused of stealing excavator, trailer
JEFFERSON COUNTY —
Two Vidor men accused of stealing an excavator from a work site near Taylor Bayou and a trailer from a business in Winnie were arrested Thursday morning on felony theft charges, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced in a news release.
James Hoffpauir, 52, and Arlington Wood, 49, are also suspected in other thefts in surrounding counties, the news release states.
Deputies responded around 1:50 a.m. to a suspicious vehicle call on Boondocks Road, where the caller noticed a truck pulling a trailer loaded with an excavator.
They found the truck on Highway 73 near Boonbocks Road. Investigators determined the excavator had been stolen from a Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 work site on Highway 124 near Taylor Bayou, and they say the trailer was stolen earlier in the night from a business in Winnie.
Hoffpauir and Wood were both arrested and charged with third degree felony theft.