- Monday October 28th, 2013 :: 09:12 a.m. CDT
Deputies arrest Jeremy Collier, 31, charged with Residential Burglary & Theft of property.
Man man arrested on burglary, theft charges
The Sentinel-Record staff
A Jessieville man was arrested on theft and burglary charges Thursday evening after his neighbor caught him in possession of several items he had allegedly stolen from her residence.
Jeremy Allen Collier, 31, of 301 Chickweed Trail, was taken into custody at his residence shortly before 7 p.m. and charged with felony counts of residential burglary, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and theft of property more than $1,000, punishable by up to six years.
He was later released on $8,500 bond and is set to appear Nov. 5 in Garland County District Court.
According to the affidavit, a woman, 45, living in the 100 block of Chickweed Trail, filed a report Oct. 12 indicating someone had entered into her residence through an unlocked door while she was away and removed several items, including a stereo, several Nintendo consoles and games, speakers, a car stereo and other items with a total value of more than $4,200.
On Thursday, the woman called the Garland County Sheriff’s Department to report she had located her stolen property in the front yard area of the home of a neighbor, identified as Collier.
GCSD Deputy Clayton Green responded to the scene, where he made contact with the victim and Collier, who reportedly told him he had indeed stolen the property from the victim’s yard but claimed he never entered the residence.
The victim said Collier had also admitted to her he had taken the property and he told Green he intended to give it back. Green noted Collier’s statements were spontaneous because he hadn’t asked him about it yet.
The value of the property recovered at the scene was approximately $1,037, including the stereos, several Nintendo games and speakers. The victim identified all the property as belonging to her and that it had been removed from her house and yard.
The property was all returned to the victim and Collier was taken into custody without incident.
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