Wapello County man arrested for weekend burglary and theft

Two thefts, one suspect.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says it received two separate reports of thefts an hour apart in the early morning hours Friday (10/1).  The first was in the 10,000 block of Highland Center Road, where a suspect entered several outbuildings before stealing farm-related equipment and leaving on a dirt bike.  The second was in the 13,000 block of 120th Avenue, where a kids’ Polaris ATV was taken from behind the residence.  During the investigation, Wapello County Deputies found a dirt bike and trailer abandoned near the 4-H building on 120th Avenue.  Then around 12:30am Saturday (10/2), Deputies saw someone pull into the area where the dirt bike had been abandoned.  The suspect arrived on a kids’ Polaris ATV.  K-9 officer Hex was needed to track down the suspect in a wooded area.  Leathers admitted to the theft and burglary the night before and the ATV he was using was the one that was reported stolen.  36-year-old Jamison Grant Leathers is charged with third degree burglary and second degree theft.  Leathers is free on bond.


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