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Former probation officer, 6 others arrested for alleged role in burglary ring

Posted at 4:00 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 18:43:11-05

A former probation officer and six others have been arrested for their alleged role in a burglary ring, according to McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara.

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday a burglary ring bust led to the recovery of $130,000 worth of stolen property.

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara announced the Criminal Investigation Division has concluded a burglary ring bust that spanned over five counties, including McLennan County, Lampasas County, Navarro County and Bell County.

Sheriff McNamara said the stolen property included vehicles, trailers, welders, power washers, large tires and equipment of all kinds.

Nine warrants have been served on individuals allegedly involved in the ring. Sheriff McNamara said the sheriff's office expects to have six or seven more people charged in the next few days.

Among those arrested are:

Tamra Robinson
Robert Carr
Robert Sears
Heather Mchargue
Brittany Hanzcliek
Barry Blagg
Scott Brewington
Dustin Pitts

”This investigation is not over. It's continuing. We're gonna have the heat turned up on these jerks and we're not gonna let up,” said Sheriff McNamara.

According to Chip Seigman, Director of Adult Probation for the McLennan County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, the department was made aware of the investigation into Hanzcliek on January 17. She was terminated on Thursday, January 23.

Sheriff McNamara said the bust was a multi-jurisdictional effort between the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, Hubbard Police Department, Temple Police Department, Navarro County Sheriff's Office and Bell County Sheriff's Office.