After the tornado, Home Depot hired off-duty deputies, including Evans and Bobadilla, to guard the store's merchandise.
Home Depot became aware of the thefts and told the sheriff's office.
Thursday, deputies searched Bobadilla's home in Garland. They found at least one plastic-wrapped washing machine, according to a tweet from KTVT reporter J.D. Miles.
Dallas County authorities have removed a new still packaged laundry machine from Deputy Joseph Bobadilla’s Garland home. He’s expected to be arrested soon for stealing appliances from a Home Depot store he was hired to guard after it was hit by the October tornado. pic.twitter.com/V1UYePC6ws— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) November 21, 2019
“The Dallas Sheriff’s Office does not condone or support employees that break the law," Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown said in a statement. "Our core values are integrity, professionalism and accountability and as a result, we will follow the proper procedures and guidelines in place to uphold the law and ensure the deputy is held responsible for his actions.”