PALESTINE – The 4th person sought in a Palestine burglary has been arrested. Armando Ortega, 26, of Palestine, (pictured) was arrested on Monday after Palestine Police received an anonymous tip on his location. Ortega had an active arrest warrant in connection with the burglary as well as numerous warrants from other agencies. Previously arrested the case were Tomas Rosa, 30, Josephine Gonzales, 34 and Jennifer Turner, 46. All three are from Palestine. They were booked into the Anderson County Jail last week on the charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Taken from a business on West Reagan Street on December 21st was a large quantity of air conditioning parts, multiple tools and a 16-foot trailer. After two persons tried to sell scrap metal from air conditioning units to a scrap metal business, detectives executed a search warrant at a residence on County Road 4285. During the execution of the warrant, they recovered several pieces of property stolen during the burglary. The first three suspects were arrested on December 28th.