The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested four men last week on recent burglary and or theft charges.
In the first case, 34 year old Joel Thomas Hayes of Bobby Hayes Road, Dowelltown and 28 year old Ryan Lee Walden of Dale Ridge Road, Dowelltown were charged with burglary and theft of property over $1,000. Bond for each is $10,000 and they will be in court on October 25. They were arrested on October 12.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday, October 4, Hayes and Walden allegedly broke into an outbuilding on Dale Ridge Road by cutting a lock off the front door. They allegedly stole a welding tank and cart, a chainsaw, tackle box, water tank, a battery charger, windows, and several other items all valued at over $1,000.
The case was investigated by criminal detectives of the sheriff's department.
In the second case, 35 year old Daniel Ray Page of Highland Road, Rock Island was charged with theft of property under $500. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court October 25. Page was arrested on October 12.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, October 5, Page allegedly stole from property on the Cookeville Highway, a file box and a freezer, valued at less than $500, and sold those items to a recycling center.
In the third case, 18 year old David Tyler Hutchins of Woodbury Highway, Liberty was charged with burglary and theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on November 29.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, October 12, Hutchins allegedly broke into an outbuilding on Green Hill Road in Liberty by kicking in the front door. He allegedly stole a chainsaw, leaf blower, a cordless screw driver set, battery charger, and various other items including a 1997 Honda Four Wheeler, all valued at over $1,000.
Meanwhile, 34 year old James Frederick Summers of Toad Road, Dowelltown is charged with a fourth offense of driving on a revoked license and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He also has two capias warrants against him for failure to appear. His bond totals $16,000 but he is being held without bond on one of the failure to appear warrants. His court appearances are set for October 25 and November 14.
Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, October 10 a drug detective spotted Summers operating a motor vehicle on Highway 70. Having prior knowledge that Summers' license were revoked, the officer stopped Summers' vehicle. The drug detective received consent to search and found a 44 magnum handgun under the driver's seat along with four rounds of ammo. A computer check confirmed that Summers' license were revoked for DUI and other prior offenses. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.