Theft by receiving charges filed

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Joshua N. Cagle, 21, of Dolph was charged with 15 counts of theft by receiving Nov. 28, according to the Izard County Sheriff's Department.

On Nov. 17 the Baxter County Sheriff's Department contacted Izard County authorities saying that fifteen guns stolen in Baxter County were thought to be at Cagle's residence.

Izard County Deputies J.T. Baker and Richard Williams traveled to Cagle's residence. Baker asked Cagle if they could search his residence.

Authorities said Cagle denied their requests; however, deputies searched the home after discovering there was a warrant out on Cagle and arrested him for unrelated charges.

Inside the residence, deputies located the 15 stolen guns.

Nov. 18 Cagle told Izard County authorities he had purchased the guns from an unknown man in Norfork. He said he paid $500 for the 15 guns, as well as a television and some camping equipment, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Cagle told authorities he realized that they items were likely stolen, but added, "It (the purchase) was just a deal that I couldn't pass up," according to the arrest affidavit.

The stolen items were taken as evidence and turned over to Baxter County authorities, Lawrence said.

Cagle remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

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