Man faces theft chargesPublished 3:12pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Morgan County criminal investigation division charged a Lacey’s Spring man with one count of burglary third degree and three counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle last week.
A driver for Gibson Wood Products in Lacey’s Spring reported the burglary of their building and several of their trucks June 17. Large batteries for tractor trailer rigs, a Kobalt open lid tool box, a lawn mower, miscellaneous hand tools, an air hammer, a stainless air ratchet, radiators, a floor jack and a stainless steel impact gun among other items were taken.
Sgt. Chad Smith was assigned to the case. The victim identified three ex-employees as possible suspects, one being Nathan Dewight Roden. Sgt. Smith found his name on transactions at Adams Recycling on River Road in Valhermosa Springs. The owners and employees at Adams Recycling were able to provide copies of tickets, photographs of items sold to them, copies of the seller’s driver’s license and a photograph of the seller.
Roden was charged with one count of burglary third degree and two counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle July 1. He was charged with an additional count of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle July 3. Roden is being held in the Morgan County Jail under a $10,000 bond.