Third Jewelry Thief Suspect Arrested

The third and final suspect in a Bryan jewelry store theft has been caught.

Tardell Perry, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with theft.

He's accused of stealing a diamond ring from Fling Jewelry valued at approximately $20,000.

Police say Perry and two other men walked into Fling's January 16 and took the ring they asked to see.

Perry's brother Howard Jefferson, 21, was caught by the store's owner, while search dogs later tracked down 21-year old Joe Tennell.

The trio was caught on video casing David Gardner's and Montelongo's, according to police reports.

Authorities say they received an anonymous call from a woman who said Perry was bragging that Jefferson and Tennell were caught and he wasn't.


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