Stolen Property Recovered by CCSD
Following months of investigation that involved many departments and officers, the Clay County Sheriff's Department has arrested two suspects in connection with farm-shop break-ins in the area. James Dodd and Bryan Keith Storms, Jr., ages unavailable, were arrested after several shops, as many as six, were burglarized, according to Clay County Deputy Sheriff Chad Couch.
"We've been working on this for a long time and have been able to recover much merchandise, including several very large items," Couch said. "We had lots of help from Ripley County, Randolph County, Corning and the U.S. Marshals' office."
Deputy Couch said Dodd and Stormes are changed with various counts of breaking and entering, theft of property and other violations. Storms was arrested earlier last month, while Dodd was arrested Sunday, Jan. 27 in a shop building outside Corning. Both are scheduled to appear in the next session of Circuit Court.
Couch listed a few of the items recovered as a large generator, 2012 Polaris Ranger, power tools, 50 gallon fuel tank, pressure washer, 16-foot trailer, saws and others. "These break-ins date back to August of last year," he said.