2 arrested after firearms stolen during Cherokee County burglary

2 arrested after firearms stolen during Cherokee County burglary
Ruben Reyes (left) and Ruben Martinez (right) (Source: Cherokee County's Sheriff Office)

CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in connection to a burglary where numerous firearms were stolen.

According to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Ruben Reyes Jr., 30, and Ruben Martinez, 25, both from Jacksonville were arrested in connection to a burglary the occurred on Oct. 5.

The sheriff’s office reported Martinez was arrested on Oct. 31 for his alleged part in the burglary and charged with burglary of a habitation.

Reyes was connected to various other burglaries and thefts that occurred in the area near New Summerfield during the months of September and October. He was arrested on Oct. 22 on an outstanding warrant. Reyes was charged with nine charges, including five burglary of a building charges, burglary of a habitation, theft of property, abandoning/endangering a child, possession of controlled substance.

During an executed search warrant of Reyes’s home, according to the sheriff’s office, deputies recovered the firearms stolen during the Oct. 5 burglary and returned them to the owner. Deputies also recovered various other stolen property, including chainsaws, handheld radios, and fishing equipment.

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