Man arrested after allegedly pouring ammonia on girlfriend’s father’s truck

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UPDATE: January 23, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

More burglary charges have been filed against a White Settlement man arrested January 15 in Wichita County.

The new charges come from Clay County after a multi-jurisdictional investigation.

Jack Crenshaw has bonds of $100,000 on the two Clay County charges.  The first burglary was reported on Dec. 31 in rural Clay County.  Another was reported on Jan. 7 in Henrietta where a safe was taken.  

 
While deputies were investigating the second burglary, the sheriff’s office got a call about a vehicle that backed up to a residence not far away. They say the driver realized he was being watched.  Investigators believe all three incidents are related.

After Crenshaw’s arrest in Wichita County Jan. 15, a search was conducted at his residence in Nocona and authorities say evidence linking him to burglaries was discovered.

Besides the Clay County and Wichita County sheriff’s offices,  the WFPD, Nocona P.D., 97th District Attorney’s  Office and Texas Rangers assisted in the investigation.

Investigators say some of the items recovered that had been in a safe included a coin collection and Rolex watch.  They say Crenshaw had $13,000 in cash in his possession and that he had purchased a vehicle for $6,500.

One victim said she had $100 bills in $10,000 bundles and authorities say they found a $10,000 cash wrapper in Crenshaw’s pocket.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A man from White Settlement is in the Wichita County jail after allegedly seeking revenge on his girlfriend by pouring ammonia on her father’s pickup which had been reported stolen.

Jack Crenshaw, 43, is jailed on multiple charges stemming from incidents at two separate Dollar General stores in Texoma.

Deputies were dispatched to Dollar General on Seymour Highway just west of Wichita Falls city limits on Wednesday.

According to several witnesses, Crenshaw poured ammonia on a truck in the parking lot.

Additionally, Crenshaw took the floor mats and the licence plates from the truck.

Authorities said when they arrived, Crenshaw told them he was upset with his girlfriend for cheating on him and that he had poured water on the truck.

However, deputies said they saw a white residue on the truck.

When authorities asked why he did it, they said Crenshaw replied, “Because I’m stupid.”

Surveillance footage recorded the same truck earlier Wednesday in the Dollar General parking lot in Electra, where authorities said a witness saw a man matching Crenshaw’s description attempting to open a safe.

The truck was reported stolen out of Tillman County.

Deputies said they found the keys to the pickup and firearms in Crenshaw’s possession.

According to authorities, Crenshaw had six previous felony convictions.

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