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E. Texas man arrested for string of car burglaries

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Lechell Deke Scott (Source: Kilgore Police Department) Lechell Deke Scott (Source: Kilgore Police Department)
KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - A Kilgore man is in jail on Monday morning after he was arrested in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries over the weekend.

According to officials, on Saturday just after midnight, Kilgore police arrived at the 800 block of Monroe Street after a report of a person walking into a garage and entering vehicles. As an officer approached, he saw a person running away. Police recognized the man as Lechelle Deke Scott, 31. Scott was known to police for committing other car burglaries in past. He also matched witness descriptions as the person observed burglarizing vehicles.

When police detained Scott, they found stolen property in his pockets. Further investigation found that Scott had burglarized several cars and attempted to burglarize others around Monroe Street.

Scott was arrested and charged with burglary of a vehicle with two or more previous felony convictions. He is currently being held in the Kilgore Municipal Jail on a $15,000 bond.

Kilgore police remind East Texans to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables.

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