I knew Bryan and his family, went to church with them every Sunday, and I am sure even played a few times with his dad with one of these amps. I am sure they were classic amps, from the 60's or 70's. Most likely valued Fender Tweeds. But I am just going from childhood memory, and I may be wrong.

I feel for Bryan, he used to be our Music Mountain Water guy here at the station, and I think was working for Orkin exterminating most recently. I hope his grandfather will forgive him and this doesn't cause any more harm to the family than it already has. It's very strange to see someone you know end up on the police blotter, it puts a different spin on everyone that commits a crime.

An arrest affidavit stated the grandmother had noticed her husband's guitar amps were missing from the laundry room. The grandmother identified her grandson as the suspect, Brian Steve Flurry, 32, of Lufkin.

A further investigation, led deputies to run the suspect's name in a data base for pawn shops, they soon found that Flurry's girlfriend had pawned two guitar amps on August 27, 2011, at Insta Cash Pawn on Timberland Drive in Lufkin.

According to the arrest affidavit, on April 11, investigators spoke with a witness that told them Flurry admitted he took his grandfather's guitar amps without his permission and gave them to his girlfriend to pawn to get money to pay bills. The witness also stated that the pair pawned the amps with the intent to get them out; and put the money back before Flurry's grandparents noticed.

Flurry was arrested on Tuesday and charged with theft. I hope everything works out for him and his family.