BOERNE, Texas - A suspected burglary ring is busted by the Kendall County Sheriff's Office teaming up with the Boerne Police Department. Authorities have connected five suspects to four burglaries, but they could tie three more to the ring, Sheriff Al Auxier said.
Authorities arrested 18-year-old Cody Koontz, 17-year-old Tanner Hernandez and 19-year-old Dustin Fletcher and 21-year-old Juan Cruz is still on the run. Sheriff Auxier said investigators expected 18-year-old Tyler Addington to turn himself in soon, and his mother said he did so Monday.
Sheriff Auxier said the burglaries date back to October, but four saddles worth thousands of dollars were stolen from a Kendall County home a few weeks ago. Sheriff Auxier and Boerne Police Chief Jim Kohler said the burglaries are all connected to drugs and thousands of dollars worth of guitars, saddles and electronics were stolen in the crimes.
Tracey Addington's saddles were stolen a few weeks ago, and she's glad to have them back, especially the older one belonging to her late stepfather. Her son is one of the suspects because she says she turned him in.
"Love your kids, regardless, and hope for the best. Stand up for what is right. No matter what it cost you, stand up for what is right," she said.