A Brownwood man remained jailed Wednesday in connection with the theft of a pickup from an Early auto sales business. An investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected, Early police said.
    Jamith Burt Fraser, 42, was booked on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, Brown County Jail records state. Fraser was also booked on a bond forfeiture warrant for unauthorized use of a vehicle, and on additional warrants for failure to appear and driving with an invalid license.
    According to emails from Early police:
    Officers responded Jan. 31 to 500 block of Early on a report of a burglary of a building. Someone forced entry into the office building and stole key fobs to several vehicles, then took two vehicles from the car lot — an orange 1995 Dodge pickup and a white 2013 Dodge dually pickup.
    The Early Police Department received information on Feb. 1 on the possible location of one of the stolen pickups. Officers located and recovered the white 2013 dodge dually on Lewis Street on the west side of Brownwood.
    The pickup has some body damage and someone had started painting the bumpers with a different color to attempt to hide the identity of the pickup.
     Detective Brandon McMillian followed leads on possible suspects for several days. Officers located a storage building Monday off Belle Plain with paint supplies and other evidence after receiving a tip that the older pickup had been painted in that storage building a few days earlier.
    McMillian and Brownwood detective Brian Rice followed leads Tuesday on the stolen pickup, possibly related to a Brownwood case, when they located the older pickup at a residence on Hillsboro Street.
    The pickup had been painted black but was identified by VIN numbers. Officers also located a suspect, identified as Fraser, and arrested him on outstanding warrants, and found a small amount of methamphetamine on his person.
     Fraser was later questioned about the incident and confessed to breaking into the car lot and taking the two pickups, police said in the email.