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Armed man arrested in Seguin thought he was in Vidor

January 15, 2019 GMT

SEGUIN — An armed, masked man from Houston who was arrested here Sunday thought he was 240 miles away in Vidor, officials said Monday.

Tony Dwayne Albert II, 33, who was enroute to a church to “fulfill a prophecy” told investigators he was looking for the First Baptist Church in the small city on the outskirts of Beaumont.

It is unclear why he thought he was in Vidor or what ties he has there, if any.

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Detectives have determined that Albert was carrying a 9 millimeter Smith and Wesson handgun that was stolen from a residence in Vidor.

The Vidor Police Department has been notified and is conducting a separate investigation into the burglary, Officer Tanya Brown, a department spokeswoman said.

The update comes after officers with the Seguin Police Department arrested Albert on Sunday for possession of marijuana and possession of firearm by a felon.


The Seguin Police Department is working with the FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Texas Rangers and the Guadalupe County District Attorney’s Office.

It is unknown if additional charges will be filed at this point in the investigation, Brown said Monday.

Emilie Eaton is a criminal justice reporter in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read her on our free site,, and on our subscriber site, | | Twitter: @emilieeaton