The suspect wanted in connection to last week’s burglary at ODIN Firearms was arrested yesterday afternoon outside a residence in Southwest San Angelo.


Detectives with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations, Street Crimes, and Patrol Divisions have worked continuously to locate 29-year-old Joe Garrett Stanley since obtaining a warrant for his arrest last week.

After following up on several leads, Detectives obtained information about the possible whereabouts for Stanley at a residence in the 200 block of Glenna Drive.  Around noon yesterday, Officers positively identified Stanley as he left the residence and drove away.  Shortly thereafter, Stanley realized he was being followed and attempted to return to the residence on Glenna Drive.  Stanley was subsequently taken into custody at gunpoint and a firearm was located inside the vehicle he was operating.

Following Stanley’s arrest, Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard issued a Search Warrant for the residence.  During the search, Police seized evidence related to the case; however, the handguns stolen from the ODIN burglary were not located and they remain at large.

Stanley was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Unlawful Possession Firearm by a Felon, Theft of a Firearm, and several outstanding Arrest Warrants.

The Department’s CSI and Crime Analysis Units also played a vital role in this investigation.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is providing assistance in the case and additional charges may be filed pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.  Detective Noel Anderson is the lead Detective for this case.