Siblings charged in Red Berry mansion theft case

Siblings Kenneth McGraw, Darlene Bond charged; 3rd person arrested

SAN ANTONIO – A brother and sister have been charged in connection with a theft involving San Antonio's historic Red Berry mansion.    

Kenneth McGraw, 38, and his sister Darlene Bond, 34, are charged with theft-organized crime.  

An arrest affidavit also names a third person, a 59-year-old relative of the two, as a suspect.  

However, as of Thursday morning, his name did not appear on a list at the magistrate's office of those who officially have been charged with crimes. 

The affidavit stated that San Antonio police received a tip from a confidential informant on March 5, telling them items stolen from the Red Berry mansion were inside an apartment in the 2500 block of Jackson Keller Road.

Investigators later learned that Bond lives in the apartment.

Detectives questioned her about the stolen property and Bond told them that McGraw and the other relative had brought the items, which she knew were stolen, to her home.

During the interview, Bond also told them the other relative had been "squatting," or living illegally in the mansion during the time the property was stolen, the affidavit stated.

Detectives believe both he and McGraw plotted to steal the items, the affidavit stated. 

Soon after police received the tip from the informant, they took all three suspects into custody. 

They also displayed some of the items they recovered which had been stolen from the mansion. 

At the time, police said the stolen property was worth about $100,000. The affidavit, however, lists the value at closer to $30,000.

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