On Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 10:20 a.m. Deputy Ryan Baker with the Walker County Sheriff s Office, Patrol Division conduced a traffic stop on a truck in the 3300 Block of State Highway 19 for an expired license plate. Making contact with the driver Steven Irvin, 50 years of age from Montgomery County, it was determined Irvin had no driver’s license. The vehicle was occupied by three other individuals none of which had a driver license. Upon further investigation by Deputy Baker let to the discovery of assorted antiques and paperwork that indicated that the owner of the property resided in Riverside, Texas. Sheriff Office Detectives arrived on scene and where able to trace the items back to its owner and determined the property was taken from a resident on FM 980 in Riverside, Texas. It was also discovered that three other buildings had been broken into.
Irvin and his passengers Kristina Breazeale 36 years of age, Roy Westerman 50 years of age and Kasondra Goodman 43 years of age, all from Montgomery County, were taken into custody and charged with burglary of a habitation.
Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae would like to commend Deputy Baker and stated the community is safer thanks to Deputy Baker proactive enforcement. These crimes had not even been reported to the Sheriff Office yet but we were able to return the property to its owner. Sheriff McRae went on to say that he would also like to thank the Detectives who continue to follow up on leads from this.
Burglary of a habitation charge is a felony of the second degree and carries a punishment range of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and up to a
Detectives have also recovered a large amount of jewelry and other property where the owner(s) have not been identified yet. Should you have any information please contact the Walker County Sheriff s Office, Investigation Division at 936-435-2400