Nathan Andrew Redding, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile from Hardy have been charged with four felony counts including commercial burglary, two charges of theft of property and criminal mischief.
According to Fulton County Deputy Johnny Byler, he received a call Dec. 21 from Michael Bell, owner of Lookout Mountain Motors in Glencoe saying a Toyota Avalon had been stolen from his lot some time in the early morning.
Byler then received a call from the Izard County Sheriff's Department stating they had been in a vehicle pursuit with a black 1998 Toyota Avalon at approximately 4 a.m. They advised Byler that they had impounded the vehicle and during a search of the car found a cell phone belonging to a Glencoe resident along with a .22 caliber rifle, case of disks and an aerosol gun.
On the same date, Zachery Harber contacted Byler stating his truck had been vandalized along with several items stolen. Harber had parked his truck in a parking lot located on Sturkie Road and Highway 62 the night before. Harper said that he returned to his truck to find his windows busted out and his tires flattened. Missing from the truck was a .22 caliber rifle, a case of disks and an aerosol gun.
According to Byler upon further investigation of the truck damage several low caliber bullet holes were found. Shots were found in the hood of the truck along with the front and back tires. According to the report, the damage estimate was $2,000.
The items found in the stolen car by Izard County authorities were determined to belong to Harper.
The cell phone discovered in the stolen car was found to belong to a Glencoe boy.
According to Byler, the boy said that Redding and a juvenile came to his house for a sleep over and when the boy's mother went to bed they left his house and traveled to Lookout Mountain Motors.
The boy told Byler they broke into the office and obtained the keys to the Avalon and drove toward Salem. The boy advised Byler that they stopped at Sturkie Road and found a red truck and busted out the windows, stole CDs, a .22 long rifle, and an aerosol gun. According to Byler, the boy said Redding shot the truck.