Nacogdoches County sheriff’s deputies spent about an hour convincing a Garrison man to get out from under his house so they could arrest him Tuesday.

Corey Wayne Jimerson, 36, was arrested on three felony warrants and a misdemeanor charge, for which his bail was set at $22,500. He and Mark Dziedzic, 24, of Garrison, are believed responsible for burglaries and thefts in the area that were reported in September, according to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office.

The affidavit filed against Jimerson states that deputies were dispatched to a home in the 3600 block of CR 271 around 5:30 p.m. to serve two state-jail felony warrants for theft of property and burglary of a building and a second-degree felony warrant for burglary of a habitation against.

“The defendant fled underneath the residence, where he barricaded himself,” according to the document. “Deputies were able to convince the defendant to come out from underneath the residence in order to surrender.”

The affidavit indicated Jimerson was arrested shortly before 6:30 p.m., and he was additionally charged with a Class A misdemeanor for evading arrest.

Each of the state jail felonies carries a potential punishment of between 180 days and two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. The second-degree felony is punishable by between two and 20 years incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines.

The Texas Penal Code states a Class-A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of no more than $4,000.

Records show Jimerson has prior convictions for burglary of a vehicle, theft of property by check and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Dziedzic was arrested on Sept. 17 at his home. He’s charged with state-jail felonies for burglary of a building, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft as well as a second-degree felony for burglary of a habitation, according to the sheriff’s office. His bonds total $30,000, and he was still incarcerated as of Wednesday afternoon.

The majority of the property reported stolen by the men — which included two ATVs, half a dozen guns, a truck and a $10,000 welding machine, has been recovered. Three firearms are still unaccounted for, according to the sheriff’s office.

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