Tuesday, December 5, 2023

GPD: Two facing felony charges after stolen pickup was tracked with app


Two Granbury residents arrested by Granbury Police on Jan. 28, are facing felony counts, including one charged with theft of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Officers found the missing 2022 Ford F-150 pickup later that day at a local convenience store on South Morgan Street in Granbury, and John-Michael Brent McDaniel, age 19, of Granbury was arrested at the site, according to Granbury Police Lt. Russell Grizzard.

“Later that day, the owner reported that he was able to track the truck using an app. Officers located the truck and subsequently recovered a handgun in the truck, which had been stolen from a separate victim,” Grizzard stated in an emailed news release.

McDaniel was charged with a third-degree felony count (theft $30,000-less than $150,000) along with a second-degree felony charge (unlawful carrying of a weapon with felony conviction), Grizzard noted.

The second suspect, 21-year-old Shane Matthew Jumper of Granbury, was arrested at a local motel, according to Grizzard.

Officers responded to that location “Based on information provided by another occupant involving additional stolen property at their motel room,” Grizzard wrote in the news release.

The lieutenant added, “Another stolen gun from a third victim was located in the room,” and Jumper “was subsequently arrested for unlawful carrying (of a) weapon with felony conviction (second-degree felony).

“Additional charges for theft of a firearm (state jail felony) for both subjects are likely forthcoming.”