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3 more arrested in Cherokee Village burglary ring

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jason Evans
Three more arrests have been made in the investigation of a Cherokee Village burglary ring. So far, four have been charged, with over $40,000 in merchandise recovered. There have been additional charges filed against the alleged ring leader, Jason Evans, who remains in the Sharp County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

According to a Sharp County Affidavit for Probable Cause documents, o Aaron Davis Rhodes, 31, Amber Dawn Rhodes, 30, and Annaleise Short were charged in connection with a series of Cherokee Village break-ins.

Aaron Rhodes was charged with six counts of residential burglary, a Class B felony, four counts of theft of property, a Class B felony, onc Class C felony count of theft of property and one Class A misdemeanor for theft of property. Rhodes was arrested Aug. 23, after appearing in court. He posted a bond of $3,500 and was released from the Sharp County Jail.

Aaron Rhodes
Amber Rhodes faces the same charges as her husband. She also bonded out of the Sharp County Jail on a $3,500 bond.

Annaleise Short also faces charges. Evans, who was initially arrested Aug. 9 and charged with residential burglary and theft of property after the first search warrant, is currently incarcerated. He was charged with five additional counts of residential burglary, a Class B Felony, 2 additional counts of theft of property, a Class B felony, one count of theft of property, a Class C felony and two class A misdemeanors for theft of property.

The affidavit explained officers with the Cherokee Village Police Department performed three different search warrants on Evan's home at 156 Cherokee Road. Property from five different burglaries within the city were recovered from the home. The additional charges stem from the theft of $18,984 in property, in excess of the charges already filed against Evans, for the other burglaries.

Amber Rhodes
In the latest investigation, six antique model cars valued at $125 each were recovered and identified by their owner.

Propertyrecovered from one home was valued at over $13,000, and included a copper waterfall, bamboo dinner ware and decorations.

Officers were able to identify the property from photos taken by the owner prior to the burglary.

Annaleise Short
Property from a third burglary was valued at $203, including a mag flashlight, medication, leather gloves and a cordless trimmer.

Additional items from two other burglaries were recovered and identified by owners.

Cherokee Village Police Chief Rickey Crook, and other members of the police department, along with members of the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, obtained the items, which amounted to five trucks and a trailer full of stolen merchandise.

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I'm very pleased the Cherokee Village police have nailed a very organizied group of thivies.I truly believe the crime rate has droped a little for the time being.Now let's get the stolen item's back to the rightful owner's.As I was a victim too,a little over two year's a go we got hit.I'm still finding things missing.I have yet to get one thing back,I pray we will.

-- Posted by davidgeorg7 on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 12:58 AM

They look like crack heads.

-- Posted by Basser on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 8:37 AM

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