Stolen property still missing following arrests

   A Stihl farm boss chainsaw and three compound bows are still missing after the Camp County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested Brandon Ray Conger, 29, and Hector Leonardo Hernandez, 25. The arrests were made following a burglary on County Road 3324 last month. Most of the other property taken in the burglary has been recovered, according to Camp County Sheriff John Cortelyou.

   “At approximately 8:27 p.m. Jan. 29, Deputy Andrew Cox and Deputy Bo Tucker were dispatched to that location. They spoke to the complainants who advised they had been out of town and upon arriving home they noticed that tools had been taken from their shed and from inside the home,” Sheriff Cortelyou said.

   Video cameras showed two individuals walking on the property in the early morning hours of Jan. 25.

   “Deputy Tucker believed he recognized one of the people in the video and that led deputies to a residence,” Sheriff Cortelyou said. “When he and Deputy Cox arrived at that location, they saw a truck with tools in the bed that matched the description given by the complainants. Conger was at that location, as was Hernandez who was hiding in a closet. Both were arrested and charged with burglary of a building and burglary of a habitation. Hernandez was also charged with possession of a controlled substance; Conger had four Class C warrants.”

   Investigator Randy Huggins responded to the scene that night and interviewed Conger and Hernandez.

   Tools found in the truck that belonged to the complainants were returned to them that evening.

   On Jan. 31, Deputy Tucker received information that other stolen items were located on Highway 11 East. He and Deputy Wesley Beckham went to that location and received permission to search for stolen property.

   “They saw a DeWalt table saw and an Echo brand weed eater that had been taken in the burglary on County Road 3324,” Sheriff Cortelyou said. “Chief Deputy Thomas Cravey was called to that location and when they searched the home, they located more property taken in that burglary including two bow and arrows, an air compressor and a Shop Vac.”

   The property recovered Jan. 31 has also been returned to the owners.

   Anyone with information on this case and the whereabouts of remaining stolen property is asked to call the Camp County Sheriff’s Office at 903-856-6651.