A Smithville man has been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department in several burglaries and thefts which have occurred over the last three months
24 year old Ryan Davis Taylor of Holmes Creek Road, Smithville is charged with one count of aggravated burglary, five counts of burglary, one count of theft of property under $1,000, three counts of theft of property over $1,000, two counts of theft over $10,000, and two counts of vandalism. His bond totals $160,500 and his court date is November 2.
Initially, Taylor was charged in two burglaries and thefts after he allegedly broke into the same shed twice on Hannah’s Branch Road at Liberty.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Tuesday, October 3, Taylor entered a shed, cut a padlock and chain secured to a generator, and stole the generator, two log chains, grease gun, tamping bar, an adjustable wrench, and rubber handled pliers all valued at $690. He returned to the same shed on Thursday, October 5 and stole a 22 rifle, 22 pistol, Milwaukee band saw, threading set, Makita angle grinder, Makita drills, Makita saw, laser mark, three chainsaws, floor jack, extension cord, and grease fitting valued at $2,786.
Additional charges were filed against Taylor on Monday, October 16 after Sheriff Ray, detectives, and deputies went to Taylor’s home on Saturday, October 14 to serve a search warrant and found more stolen property from other burglaries.
The other cases against Taylor are as follows:
*On July 14, Taylor entered a barn on Game Ridge Road, Smithville causing damage to it and took several hunting bows, hunting clothes, a computer, bullets, reloading equipment, rods and reels, and lights, valued at $10,000
*On July 18, Taylor assisted in the forcible entry into a mini-storage building on Nashville Highway. Entry was made by removing the lock to a storage container at the mini-storages. He then assisted in the theft of several musical instruments, cameras, cds, video games, and jewelry, valued at $34,276.
*On September 30, Taylor entered a motor vehicle and stole a custom built AR-15, Craftsman tool set, drill, floor jack, Garmin GPS, and boots and glasses, valued at $2,120
*On October 6, Taylor entered a residence on Allen Ferry Road and stole various jewelry, TV, coffee pot, keys, remotes, laptop, and a tablet, valued at $1,300