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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Houston Men Indicted for Interstate Transportation of Stolen Goods

BEAUMONT, Texas – Two Houston men have been indicted for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.             

Lynric Doniel Strambler, 40, and Curtic DeMaine White, 43, were indicted by a federal grand jury today and charged with interstate transportation of stolen property and conspiracy.

According to information presented in court, on July 31, 2019, Strambler and White are alleged to have burglarized the Best Buy Co., Inc in Mobile, Alabama and D’Iberville, Mississippi.  Strambler and White were arrested in Vidor, Texas while transporting approximately 20 stolen iPhones from Mississippi to Texas.

If convicted, the defendants each face up to 10 years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Vidor Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

It is important to note that a complaint, arrest, or indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated September 5, 2019