Conroe, March 23 – Sheriff Rand Henderson commended his Patrol Deputies and Criminal Investigations Division in District 1 for quickly arresting suspect Donald Casteel for burglary.
On March 22, 2017, Deputies with District 1 Patrol were dispatched to 5150 Jefferson Chemical Road in reference to a burglary of a building, namely the business, Thompson Pipe Group.
Upon the Deputies arrival they reviewed video surveillance and observed that at 10:40 pm, a white male suspect climbed the fence of the business. It is believed that the suspect, then entered the business through an unlocked exterior door. Once inside the building, it is believed the suspect made entry into the office area by breaking the window on an interior door. This caused the alarm to sound, at which time the suspect fled the location leaving behind items he attempted to steal.
During the review of the video surveillance, employees informed Deputies that the suspect was Donald Casteel, a former employee of the company. Based on the investigation, Deputies were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Donald Casteel for burglary of a building.
On March 23, 2017, at 9:50 am, Deputies located Casteel in the 17300 block of Springfield in Conroe and arrested him without incident. Casteel was transported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail. Although Casteel is a wanted sex offender from Tennessee, those authorities will not authorize his extradition. Casteel is a suspect in numerous other burglaries and will be interviewed by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Detectives to determine his involvement.