Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team members, U.S. Marshals and Fort Worth Fugitive team members apprehended a fugitive who fled from them Wednesday evening.
Billy Clay Wade, 47, was wanted on a felony criminal mischief warrant.
Wade was discovered by Sheriff’s deputies under an assumed name and living in a travel trailer in the 5900 block of Tin Top Road Wednesday evening.
Sheriff’s investigators confirmed the trailer was reported stolen out of White Settlement in July, along with the Ford truck Clay was driving.
FAST members and U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest Wade, who fled in the stolen vehicle, and abandoned it at the end of Montgomery Lane after he drove it into a sand pit. Wade then fled on foot.
A search of the travel trailer where Wade had been residing revealed stolen property including a large amount of jewelry, TVs, a laptop computer, clothing, furniture and electronics.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the recovered stolen property was reported from at least three Parker County burglary cases, including a victim who reported his residence was burglarized twice. In both incidents, his property was recovered. He thanked Sheriff Fowler for a job well done by his investigators.
Sheriff’s investigators seized the trailer and its contents and are in the process of tracking down serial numbers and connecting the items with prior burglary cases. Sheriff Fowler said the owners have been notified and the property will be returned.
A female residing with WADE was apprehended Wednesday. She was identified as Linda Jean Luker, 40, arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She remains incarcerated. Luker’s bond has not been set.
Wade was arrested by FAST members Friday afternoon. His charges include felony criminal mischief out of Fort Worth and a parole violation.