Benjamin Duane Rust (age-34) and Kyra Jordyn Lofton (age-23) both from Texas were arrested by Sabine County Texas Deputies Thursday night, February 17, 2022.
On the evening of February 1st, 2022, Lofton and Rust took over $200 worth of items from Toledo Town & Tackle without paying, according to the store surveillance video.
Still shots of the video were shared via the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s App and Facebook page on February 15th. Detectives received numerous phones calls and anonymous tips revealing the identity and location of Lofton and Rust within 2 hours. Further investigation determined the other male subject in the videos was not involved in the thefts.
Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Lofton and Rust and contacted the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies located Lofton and Rust and placed them under arrest Thursday night. Lofton and Rust were transferred to the Sabine Parish Detention Center this morning and both were booked for Theft < $1000 (Misdemeanor).
Lofton has an arrest in Texas for possession of controlled substance, according to her criminal history.
Rust has arrests in Texas for unauthorized use of vehicle, possession of controlled substance, injury to child, drug test falsification, evading arrest and aggravated robbery, according to his criminal history.
Sheriff Aaron Mitchell thanks the public for their help in identifying these subjects. Sheriff Mitchell also thanks the Sabine County Sheriff’s Office for their help in locating and arresting Lofton and Rust.
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