Hamilton County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested a man suspected of burglarizing properties and vehicles through the Middle Valley area.
Jimmie Dean Roy, 31, was taken into custody with a stolen bicycle at 2 a.m. this morning as deputies did a saturation of the Coffelt, Moses and Gates Roads area after numerous residents had items taken, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson in a news release.
After a search warrant was executed for Roy's residence at 7411 Harper Road in Hixson, a large amount of stolen items were recovered, Atkinson said.
Roy faces charges of theft over $500, possession of burglary tools and possession of marijuana, she said, and additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.
Roy has a prior criminal history involving similar charges, according to local court records. His next court date is set for March 13 before Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christine Sell.
For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.