Several Arrested on Burglary and Theft Charges by Sheriff's Department

September 21, 2007
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has made several burglary and theft arrests this week

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 25 year old Charles Robert Wilmoth of Black Oak Cemetery Road, Sparta was charged Tuesday with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1,000. Sheriff Ray says Wilmoth broke into a house on Indian Mound Road. While inside the residence, Wilmoth took power tools and electronics valued at approximately $4,000. His bond is set at $60,000.

22 year old Jonathon David Thomas of Nashville Highway Liberty, 18 year old Anthony W. Tramel of Oakley Road Liberty, and 22 year old Jordan Thomas Adams of Game Ridge Road Smithville were charged Tuesday in a recent break in on Rocky Road Liberty. Sheriff Ray says the trio went to a residence on Rocky Road Liberty on September 6th and entered the home by breaking through a window. While inside, the three men took money, two shotguns, two pistols, and prescription medication valued at over $1,600. Two shotguns and one pistol have been recovered. Thomas' bond was set at $45,000 and bond for Adams was $15,000.

Meanwhile, Tramel and 23 year old David M. Caldwell of Smith Fork Road, Liberty were charged Tuesday with theft of property over $1,000.00. Sheriff Ray says these two men went to Church Street in Liberty and took a four wheeler valued at over $5,000. The four wheeler was in the back of a pickup truck. Tramel and Caldwell unloaded it, pushed it down the street, hot wired it, and drove it off. The four wheeler has been recovered. Total bond for Tramel is $22,500 and Caldwell's bond was set at $7,500. .

28 year old Ernest S. Cantrell of Adcock Cemetery Road was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary. Cantrell allegedly pried a door open to a residence on Adcock Cemetery Road and entered into the residence. The owner of the house was at home sleeping and was awakened by the prying of the door. The owner jumped up and spotted Cantrell and he, (Cantrell) then fled the scene. Cantrell was arrested and his court date is October 4th Bond for Cantrell is $5,000.

On Thursday, 34 year old Jeffery Lynn Murphy was arrested for 1st Offense DUI. Sheriff Ray says Murphy was stopped by a deputy on Highway 56 North for weaving and running on-coming cars off the road. Murphy was on his way to General Sessions Court in DeKalb County for a Probation Violation. Murphy admitted to the deputy that he had taken Hydocodone and other prescription medication earlier. General Sessions Judge Bratten Cook placed Murphy under "no bond". His court date is October 11th.

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