Deer head theft, business break-in result in trio arrest
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Dec 06, 2013 | 1481 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Three people were arrested earlier this week after allegedly burglarizing a business located on Trewhitt Road.

According to a report filed by deputy Daniel Watson, Kolton and Robert Perry said a white Toyota pickup truck pulled into the lot of their shop and someone “yelled out of the window, ‘I’ve got your deer heads.’”

After arriving on the scene, the Perrys and deputies discovered the shop building had been entered along with a tow-style camper. An attempt to enter a third building was reportedly unsuccessful.

Chadwick Ryan Dowdy, 26, Meggan Lee Van Wagner, 23, and Jacob Keith Kelley, 19, have been charged with four counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts of burglary, theft over $1,000 and vandalism over $500.

According to the report, while deputies were on the scene investigating, Van Wagner contacted Kolton Perry, who put the phone on speaker, and told him “that she stole his deer heads and if he wanted them, it would cost him $500 to get them back, as long as he did not involve the cops.”

Van Wagner told Perry she was at her home and to bring the money to her, reports said.

Deputies and detectives went to the address and made the arrests.

Deputies recovered tools, car parts and other items that had been taken.

Only one item wasn’t located, according to the report.

Items recovered were valued at more than $2,000.

- A laptop computer and other property were reported stolen from a Weese Road residence during an apparent aggravated burglary.

According to a report filed by deputy Adam Beard of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he spoke with Veronica Woodman, who said her laptop was a rental from a local company. An AT&T computer modem was also taken.

Beard noted damage was found at the rear of the home where burglars were thought to have made entry.

Damage and loss were assessed at $1,150.

- A battery charger and automobile diagnostics computer were taken from a residence on Chestuee Road.

Deputy Paul Singleton filed a report for Gabrielle Gates.

According to Gates, the computer was taken from her car and the battery charger was taken from inside her residence.

Gates was able to provide possible suspect information.

Loss was listed at $290.