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Jim Wells County investigators find suspect underneath mattress

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 13:06:33-04

A pair of suspects were arrested after one was found hiding underneath a mattress.

It happened Oct. 16 on the 200 block of County Road 135-1.

Jim Wells County investigators were acting on a theft of property warrant for Mathew Eugene Munoz.

Mathew's brother identified himself at the residence as Christopher Leonard Munoz and was told by officers that his brother had a warrant out for his arrest. Christopher denied knowledge of his brother's whereabouts and gave consent for a search of the premises.

Investigators located Mathew underneath a mattress. Mathew was placed under arrest for theft of property and Christopher was placed under arrest for hindering prosecution.

Both brothers are currently in Jim Wells County Jail.