Deputies arrest burglary suspect, recover 15 grams of meth

Deputies arrest burglary suspect, recover 15 grams of meth
Forrest Mabry

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beaumont man March 13 who is a suspect in multiple burglaries, and recovered 15 grams of methamphetamine during the subsequent investigation, reports Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Crystal Holmes.

According to a news release from Holmes, at about 2:30 p.m., deputies stopped a black Mitsubishi matching the description of a vehicle involved in several Beaumont burglaries highlighted on Crimestoppers.

The driver, 35-year-old Forrest Mabry, was initially arrested for no driver’s license and no proof of insurance. Deputies then reportedly saw several items possibly related to burglaries in plain view inside the vehicle. They obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and discovered 15 grams of meth and “a multitude of items” believed to have been stolen in the Beaumont burglaries,” as well as burglaries in other parts of Jefferson County, Holmes stated in the release.

Mabry was booked into the Jefferson County Jail for traffic offenses, as well as felony possession of a controlled substance. He was additionally charged with retaliation for threatening bodily injury to the arresting deputy, reports JCSO.

Holmes revealed that Mabry was already out of jail on bond for felony possession of a controlled substance stemming from an arrest Feb. 2, also involving meth.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges could be forthcoming.