Fannin, Lamar car theft suspects

Joshua Roy Dean Price, left, and James Reed Hufford have been arrested in connection with nine auto thefts across Lamar and Fannin counties. 

Two men were charged with felony arrest warrants this week for vehicle thefts in Lamar and Fannin counties, following investigation by Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and Northeast Texas Auto Theft detectives.

The men were identified as 19-year-old James Reed Hufford and 26-year-old Joshua Roy Dean Price, both of Fannin County. The warrants were served on Hufford and Price while both were held in Fannin County jail on unrelated charges. The investigation followed the theft of nine different vehicles across both counties.

Both Hufford and Price remain in the Fannin County Jail and the investigation continues, the sheriff’s office said.

“In the recent weeks, there have been several auto thefts in the northwest part of Lamar County and the northeastern part of Fannin County,” Sheriff Scott Cass said in a press release. “During this time, Lamar County Sheriff Detectives and Northeast Texas Auto Theft detectives have developed several investigative leads that have resulted in the recovery of the stolen vehicles and the identification of two suspects.”

Lamar County Sheriff’s Office reminded residents to ensure vehicles and residences are secured at all times; be vigilant and aware of surroundings and report any suspicious vehicles or people to local law enforcement.

Macon Atkinson is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6963 or

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