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April 13, 2007

Grand jury indicts two for $4 million burglary

By Debby Schamber

The Orange Leader

The Orange County grand jury met earlier this week and returned indictments against Joshua Blaine Ridgaway, 21, and Sean Michael Sneed, 20, for burglary of a habitation.

The two Orange men are accused of breaking into a residence in Bridge City and taking more than $4 million in property. The residence belongs to the owner of Sneed’s Ship Building who is also a family member of Sean Sneed.

Taken from the home was a safe containing numerous pieces of expensive jewelry, coins, and credit cards. The safe also contained an undetermined large amount of cash and other bank securities. The safe was later recovered on Pine Bluff Road in a marsh.

“Several other people involved could be charged at a later date,” said Capt. David Reeves, of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Sneed and Ridgaway face second degree felony charges which carries a penalty of two to 20 years in prison. However, according to Reeves, the charges could be enhanced.

Other indictments returned include;

Kindra Simone McGraw, 18, Orange, burglary of a habitation - McGraw is accused of stealing property from a residence;

Brandon Scott Aldridge, 19, Orange, burglary of a habitation - Aldridge is accused of stealing property from a residence;

Willie Roy Johnson, 30, Orange, burglary of a habitation - Johnson is accused of breaking into a residence and assaulting a woman;

Douglas A. Lee, 23, Vidor, burglary of a building - Lee is accused of breaking into a convenience store and stealing property;

Guy Craig Hooper, 20, Orange, burglary of a building and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - Hooper is accused of stealing property from a building and stealing a car and being caught driving it a short time later;

Kimberly Rose Philen, 41, Bridge City, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - Philen is accused of driving a stolen vehicle;

Lynn Leslie Harris, 55, unknown, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - Harris is accused of stealing a vehicle and later selling it;

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