Smithville man accused in $80,000 jewelry theft is arrested in Texas, extradited to Franklin


Smithville man accused in $80,000 jewelry theft is arrested in Texas, extradited to Franklin

FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Jario Enrique Godinez

Jario Godinez, a 19-year-old Smithville man wanted by Franklin Police in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of tennis bracelets from a mall store, was arrested in Dallas, Texas, and is now back in Franklin.

On October 26, Franklin Police began investigating an $80k snatch & grab theft from Grogan Jewelers, located inside the CoolSprings Galleria. According to Franklin Police, investigators quickly identified the suspect as Godinez, who snatched about a dozen tennis bracelets out of the hands of a sales associate.

Captured in Texas, Godinez was booked into the Williamson County Jail on January 12. FPD Flex Team Officers conducting a fugitive investigation tracked Godinez to an address in Dallas. Officers in Franklin coordinated with Dallas Police who arrested Godinez when he tried to flee out the back door of a Dallas home on December 28. Several tennis bracelets were found on Godinez at the time of his arrest, police said.

Godinez was extradited to Franklin and charged with Felony Theft. He remains behind bars at the Williamson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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