Andrews Man Arrested After Stolen Property Was Seized

ANDREWS - An Andrews man is facing serious charges after a investigation by several area agencies.

50-year-old Michael Tabner of Andrews was arrested Thursday after the FBI Oilfield Task Force and the Andrews County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in south eastern Andrews County.

Officials recovered some $150,000 is property that had been stolen in Andrews County and Midland County. The recovered items included equipment, tools, motorcycles, aluminum pipe and at least one ATV.

Tabner was taken into custody on federal firearms charges. State and local charges are now pending.

The Oilfield Task Force is made up of officers from the FBI, the Andrews County Sheriff's Office, the Midland County Sheriff's Office and the Ector County Sheriff's Office.  The Department of Public Safety also assisted in the execution of the warrant.