SAN ANGELO, TX – The owner of the land that Tom Green County Sheriff Deputies found a large number of stolen cars on was arrested on Wednesday for participating in organized crime.
As previously reported, Jan. 27, deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office busted a car theft operation in Grape Creek. Here is the original story: WATCH: Sheriff's Office Busts Massive Car Theft Operation
During the search the deputies found numerous stolen guns, vehicles, and other items.
On the initial day only one person was arrested. James Porter was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as 15 other various warrants. For more on Porter's arrest see: Suspect Involved With Car Theft Sting Shot a Man on Christmas Eve
Now the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office has arrested the owner of the property, 42-year-old Lonnie Wooten.
Wooten has previously been under the TGCSO radar after he was arrested for stealing a number of items such as a trailer and equipment from a funeral home.
Wooten was arrested by deputies on Feb. 3 and is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity. His bond is set at $150,000.