A Brownwood man told a police officer around 4:30 Saturday morning heíd been setting trot lines in the Pecan Bayou.
He said thatís why his clothes were wet and had sand and grass stuck to them. He also said heíd been using tools the officer found nearby to set the lines.
The manís car had no fishing equipment, and police learned the tools - part of a 113-piece tool set - had been stolen from a construction vehicle, a report by officer Stephanie Morgan states.
Jacob Morgan, 20, was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of burglary of a vehicle and evading arrest/detention, jail records state.
Stephanie Morgan was patrolling near the Days Inn at 3:30 a.m. when she saw a man walking near the back of the building, Morganís report states. As she approached in her patrol car, the man knelt in a brush. Morgan got out of her car and the man ran, losing his baseball cap.
Morgan could not find the man, and she went back to the area where she had first seen the man. Morgan found the manís cap and saw the tool set, and other officers arrived.
Morgan heard splashing sounds in the area of the bayou, and she returned again where she had first seen the man. Morgan saw that someone had left a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier parked in the area.
Morgan saw the car leave, driven by a man who fit the description of the man who had run. She stopped the car on a traffic violation and saw it was the same man, Morganís report states.
After the man was arrested and taken to jail, Morgan went to the Days Inn to search for the owner of the tools. A Corsicana man looked in his truckís tool box, saw that a set of tools was missing and identified the tools Morgan had recovered as his, her report states.