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5/18/04-Tyler

Arrest Made in Tyler Ford Burglaries

  29-year-old James Lee Mayer of Lindale surrender to Tyler Police Tuesday morning a police  questioned him several times last week.
  11 vehicles were burglarized or vandalized at Tyler Ford since April.  Mayer admitted to being involved in 20 auto burglary cases, including those at Tyler Ford.
After one of those incidents, an eyewitness came forward with a license plate number. The number led police to Mayer and other suspects.
  " He is the prime suspect," says Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle. "We also have some additional suspects, that we're seeking at this time to visit about these cases. We don't think he acted alone and based on the witness description there was more than one person involved in these cases. So, we definitely know we are dealing with multiple suspects, he's just the first one we've tracked down."
Police do not believe the arrest, Saturday, of 4 people attempting burglary at Robert Peltier Used Cars is related to today's arrest.

Story by Maya Golden, mgolden@kltv.com

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