A Murfreesboro man, who allegedly broke into four vehicles parked at Four Seasons Marina in July, has been picked up in Georgia after an investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.
44 year old Timothy Ray Featherstone is charged with four counts of burglary, one count of theft under $500, two counts of theft over $500, one count of theft over $10,000, and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. He was arrested on September 12. His bond totals $200,000 and he will be in court September 20.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on July 29, Featherstone allegedly broke into four vehicles parked at Four Seasons Marina at 327 Marina Drive. Items were taken from each vehicle including credit cards, which Featherstone used at Walmart in Smithville.
In one of the auto break-ins at the marina, Featherstone allegedly broke out the back glass and stole diamond jewelry, costume jewelry, a watch, bangle bracelets, a purse and wallet, $100 in cash, shoes, clothes, suitcases, phone chargers, flat iron, and an Ipod with a total value of $21,575
At a second vehicle, entry was made by breaking out the front passenger window. Featherstone allegedly stole a leather coach purse, coach wallet, checkbook, black leather pouch, makeup, credit cards, gift cards, and $250 in cash with a total value of $605
Entry to a third automobile was made by breaking out a sliding glass window. Taken were ten Nintendo DS games, money pouch, $10 in change, coupon book, miscellaneous and children toys and books with a total value of $415
Featherstone allegedly entered a fourth vehicle by breaking out the front passenger side window. He allegedly took a brown Fossil wallet, $140 in cash, and credit cards with a total value of $175.
Sheriff Ray said that on the same day, July 29, Featherstone used a stolen credit card to purchase numerous items from Walmart in Smithville totaling $657. He returned to Walmart later that day and spent $352, again using a stolen credit card.
According to Sheriff Ray, criminal detectives of the sheriff's department began an investigation and developed Featherstone as a suspect. His image was captured on the store surveillance cameras at Walmart. Featherstone's information was entered into the National Crime Information Center computer system after which he was found in Georgia. Featherstone has been extradited back here to face the charges. Sheriff Ray said more arrests are forthcoming from this investigation.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, 31 year old Joseph Daniel Richardson of Liberty is charged with aggravated burglary, two counts of forgery, theft of property over $1,000, and possession of a prohibited weapon. His bond is $30,000 and he will be in court on October 4.
Sheriff Ray said that on July 20, Richardson allegedly broke into a home on Cedar Street in Liberty. Entry was made through the garage. Richardson allegedly stole from the home, a 20 gauge and 12 gauge shotgun, muzzleloader, and pellet rifle, a gold diamond ring, gold class ring, and several other pieces of jewelry, along with a blue pyrex totebag with a total value at over $1,000.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, Sheriff Ray said that Richardson is also accused of passing forged checks at the Stop N Buy on Highway 70 at Liberty on three occasions earlier this month.
According to Sheriff Ray, Richardson allegedly passed at the Stop N Buy a forged check in the amount of $55 on Monday, September 3; another forged check for $60 on Friday, September 7; and still another forged check for $60 on Saturday, September 8.
On Friday, September 14, when detectives went to Richardson's home on Church Street in Liberty to question him, they found a pair of brass knuckles in between the mattress in Richardson's bedroom, after he gave the detectives consent to search. Richardson admitted that the brass knucks belonged to him.