Grimes County Deputy Arrested for Burglary

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

An unlikely suspect is in custody in connection with a missing money case out of Navasota.

Grimes County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Porter, 51, was charged Wednesday afternoon with burglary of a building. Authorities say a surveillance camera caught Porter removing $40 from a safe at Frank's Towing and Repair. The camera had been set up after money started disappearing from their safe.

Frank Vacante, co-owner of Frank's Towing and Repair, said he was shocked by the arrest. "Not because he's an officer, but because he's a close friend," said Vacante.

Porter has been fired by the Grimes County Sheriff's Office.

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