Van Zandt County authorities have identified the suspects in last week’s burglary of the Shed Café in Edom.
Investigators say the father son crime team left a credit card of one of the thieves at the scene. Richard W. Blankenship, Sr., 69 of Chandler and his son Jeffery, 42, of Valley View, Texas have been charged in the burglary.
The elder Blankenship is currently in the Henderson Co. Jail on unrelated charges and will be transferred to the Van Zandt County Jail once his Henderson County case is resolved. Jeffery Blankenship has not been apprehended and is actively evading law enforcement. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Jeffery Blankenship, contact local authorities.