Public Information Officer for the HCSO Jim Beck said that several arrests were the result of cooperation across county lines, as investigators in Polk and Carroll Counties were instrumental in apprehending suspects and investigating crimes in which the perpetrators were later apprehended. Beck said the arrests range from January 2011 to recent weeks.
“It was a period of intense focus on burglaries and property crime,” he said.
The following arrests were made in recent months:
• Investigators arrested Kristopher Ryan Oxenreider, 26, of Polk County, and William Kyle Payne, 20, of Buchanan. Both Oxenreider and Payne were charged with entering a home under construction on Monroe Mill Road, stripping all the copper wiring, and taking two new air conditioning units, causing $25,000 in damages.
• Investigators arrested Christopher Blackmon, 28, and Daniel Blackmon, 18, both of Temple, as well as a 16-year-old juvenile for theft by receiving stolen property. The charges are related to the theft of a 1998 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that was stolen from Carroll County and brought to Haralson County, where it was stripped of parts. Reports indicate that deputies on routine patrol spotted the stripping of the vehicle in progress on Pollard Road and stopped to question the suspects when a chase ensued. The suspects were later apprehended in Carroll County.
• Investigators recovered $6,000 in property from a residential burglary in the Providence Church Road area in February and arrested Brian Ison Wayne Irvin, 28, of Tallapoosa and Kevin Lee Irvin, 25, of Tallapoosa for burglary. The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate several other thefts from the Providence Church area, which resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of dollars worth of property.
• Investigators executed a search warrant and arrested Roger Cornelius Stephens, 56, of Waco and Robert Charles Stephens, 30, also of Waco and charged them both with nine counts of burglary. Reports indicate that property valued at approximately $25,000 was recovered. The investigators also arrested and charged Daniel Cash, 39, of Buchanan with two counts of burglary related to the incident.
• Investigators arrested Kevin Chandler of Tallapoosa and charged him with one count of burglary, which resulted in a loss of $7,200 in property. Of that amount, approximately $2,250 of that property was recovered.
• The Polk County Police Department is assisting in a case involving a stolen log trailer. The HCSO arrested Jimmy Jess Ingram, 27, of Cedartown and charged him with bringing stolen property into the state after Haralson County investigators recovered the trailer valued at $8,000. Sherman Frank McAdams, 71, of Bowdon was also arrested in connection with the theft.
• Deputies and investigators responded to a residence off Old Highway 100 in Tallapoosa and arrested Angela Shawn Holland, 38, of Waco. Deputies later apprehended Kenny L. Dutton, 29, of Carrollton in connection with the theft after Dutton fled the scene.
• Andre Loosli, 46, of Temple was arrested and charged with theft of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
• Jami Ann Simpson, 34, of Buchanan was arrested and charged with theft by conversation after she failed to return a vehicle she borrowed back to its owner. The theft occurred on Denny Park Road in Buchanan.
• Investigators also received a complaint of a theft of a checkbook of a deceased victim. Arrest warrants have been issued for Roderick Shayne Turner, 48, of Buchanan, for theft by taking and four counts of forgery. Anyone with information on Turner’s whereabouts should contact the HCSO at 770-646-2011.
Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon says his office continues to make the investigation of residential burglary a top priority and expressed his appreciation to the law abiding citizens of Haralson County for their continued cooperation, which often results in the apprehension of those responsible for burglaries and theft.
“Nothing is more disturbing to the peace and mind a family enjoys than to return home from work to find that their home has been burglarized,” he said in a prepared statement. “The investigators in my office are some of the most dedicated and committed professionals that I have had the pleasure to serve along side, but they cannot do their job without the aid of citizens who provide information and assistance.”