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Two suspects arrested in organized crime and theft investigation extradited, booked into Midland County Jail

John L. Warren and Cynthia Warren were arrested on May 17 in Lowndes County, Georgia.

MIDLAND, Texas —

UPDATE 6/3: According to Midland County Sheriff David Criner, John Warren and Cynthia Warren were extradited and booked into the Midland County Jail on Wednesday.

Read the original story from May 18 below for more information on their charges, as well as the events that led up to their May 17 arrest in Georgia.

This is all of the new information we have at this time. We will continue to provide updates as more details become available.


In a press release Tuesday, the Midland County Sheriff’s Office announced that two arrests were made Monday in Lowndes County, Georgia, following an investigation of organized crime and theft that their office conducted with the Texas Rangers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. 

John L. Warren was arrested for theft of property valued at over $300,000 and Engaging in Criminal Activity. Bond was set at $1 million for the theft charge and $500,000 for Engaging in Criminal Activity. 

Cynthia Warren was arrested for Engaging in Criminal Activity. Her bond was set at $500,000.

The investigation began in 2020 when the Midland County Auditor’s Office reported a possible theft by Vector Fleet Management or employees of the company. 

The investigation discovered that John Warren of the company had submitted $1,003,776.66 in fraudulent invoices to Midland County. The company later revealed that Warren had also charged $1,319,588.88 to false companies on a company credit card. 

It is considered organized crime because the investigation determined that Justin Warren knowingly participated in helping John Warren commit the offense of theft. It was also determined that John Warren, Cynthia Warren and Justin Warren intentionally participated in the profits of the theft. 

Approximately 50 vehicles and pieces of equipment were seized in Lowndes County, Georgia and approximately 24 vehicles and pieces of equipment were seized in Odessa.  

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. We will update this story as more details become available.