Deputies were called to a State Highway 11 east residence Thursday morning after the homeowner discovered his wood working shop had been broken into and all his tools taken.
Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum said he and Investigator Daniel Winn and Sgt. Tanner Crump answered the call and found the door of the shop building had been broken in and a window broken out.
The homeowner, according to Tatum, was an elderly man with serious health issues and used the woodworking tools to build picture frames and other small wood items.
“After further investigation, we decided to go to residence on Brinker Street where a subject that might have been involved or have prior knowlege of the burglary might be,” Tatum said. “We located the subject and after meeting with him for a few moments, we located 90 percent of all the tools in the residence.”
Tatum said the total value of the tools recovered would be less than $20,000 and the victim’s grandson was taken into custody
“We arrested a Jason Alen Hooten, 25, burglary of building,” Tatum said. “He has got a prior felony charge that he was just indicted on and he is being held, I believe, without bond.”
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