East Texas man facing multiple theft charges

– Brian Ashley Whitfield was arrested by Mt. Pleasant Police Friday on an outstanding felony warrant for theft.

Authorities say the arrest was the culmination of an investigation begun in May, after complaints from 17 businesses alleging Whitfield had stolen money from them.

He awaits trial in Hunt County Oct. 25.

Whitfield also has three prior felony convictions on his record, all from Fannin County a decade ago.