Sheriff’s deputies revealed more information about seven suspects they said are responsible for a string of burglaries in Bell County and said more arrests are possible.

People from Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton, Temple and an active-duty Fort Hood soldier are in custody. Lt. Donnie Adams, a spokesman for the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, said the group was responsible for multiple burglaries, which mostly took place in rural eastern Bell County.

“They were hitting houses and vehicles,” Adams said. “They forced entry into some of them, but mostly they were entering through unlocked doors and windows.”

Adams said the items stolen from homes and cars included laptop computers and guns.

Investigators do not believe the group was working in an organized manner, but said that many of them knew each other and moved in the same circles, Adams said.

The seven suspects facing charges are:

  • Lane Andrew Pickle, 27, of Fort Hood.
  • Jeremy Eugene Hisle, 31, of Belton.
  • Amber Elizabeth Croteau, 25, of Belton.
  • Donna Rachel Mayhew, 51, of Killeen.
  • Caroline Johnson, 38, of Harker Heights.
  • Charlie Sullivan, 23, of Temple.
  • Jeremiah Daniels, 33, of Temple.

As the investigation continues, more arrests are expected, the sheriff’s department said in a statement Thursday.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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