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April 8, 2014

Burglary arrest

Athens — A Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the arrest of a man last Friday in connection with a stolen car and warrants for other burglaries and thefts.

Jacob Wayne McKelvey, 20, remained in custody on Monday, with total bond set at $126,000.

HCSO reports stated that Dep. Josh Rickman was investigating a burglary in LaRue when he received information about a 2004 Honda that was reported seen fleeing the location. Rickman learned that the car had been stolen out of Smith County.

As Rickman patrolled the area, he saw a vehicle on Scenic Drive in Chandler with McKelvey at the wheel. Rickman saw the vehicle turn into a residence, and pulled in behind it. There, he made contact with McKelvey.

HCSO reports said McKelvey was found to have an outstanding warrant from Smith County in connection with a theft of $1,500 to $20,000. McKelvey was arrested at the scene. Rickman also learned the identity of a 21-year-old passenger in the Honda who fled during the stop. A warrant has been obtained on Adam Lee Whittaker.

Warrants against McKelvey had been issued as a result of a Feb. 28 incident in which Dep. Ray Yockey was dispatched to County Road 3413 in reference to the theft of a Graverly zero-turn mower. After taking the report, Yockey checked the surrounding area, and was able to locate the stolen mower in the back of a pickup on Green Oak Drive in Westwood Beach.

Yockey made contact with McKelvey, 20, at that time, and identified him as a suspect in the theft. McKelvey fled the scene.

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