June 17, 2014
A Mead man has been charged with two counts of grand larceny after former conviction of a felony.
Joshua Keith Waggoner, 29, is accused of “taking and carrying away by stealth” two trailers belonging to two different people, according to papers filed in Bryan County District Court. Each count is punishable by imprisonment for as many as five years. Having prior felony convictions could mean a fine of as much as $5,000 and one year imprisonment for each count.
Waggoner’s previous felony convictions were grand larceny in 2006 and 2008, larceny of an automobile and uttering a forged instrument in 2009, and possession of a firearm after former felony conviction in 2011.
A Durant man is facing a few felony counts of attempted grand larceny.
Court papers state Adam Lee Ivey, 28, tried to make off with a motorcycle and a riding lawn mower. If convicted, he faces a fine of as much as $2,500 and six months behind bars for each count.
Durant Police made the arrest after patrolman Josh Williams was dispatched to the 300 block of West Elm Street regarding an attempted larceny. According to Williams’ report, he was told during shift change approximately 12 minutes earlier that someone matching Ivey’s description had been spotted trying to steal jumper cables from a car in the area.
Williams wrote in his report that the reporting resident had gone outside after the weather report on the 10 p.m. news to check on his Honda motorcycle in the shed behind his house. He found the motorcycle outside the structure, laying on its side, with broken parts and ignition.
According to the report, a second resident arrived around that time and discovered his zero-turn, 42-inch-cut lawn mower also had been taken out of the shed, and had a broken ignition and a second battery attached to its main battery.
Williams and Capt. Andy Navid went nearby to Ivey’s residence. Ivey reportedly complied with Navid’s request to see his shoes, which appeared to have a pattern consistent to a print in the victims’ shed. Williams also wrote that the officers noticed a can of beer on the porch where Ivey was sitting that was the same brand as two unopened cans found on the deck of the lawn mower.
Ivey repeatedly said that he did push the mower out of the shed so he could lie down on it, according to the report, but said nothing about its ignition or the motorcycle.
Ivey was booked into the Bryan County jail.