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Burglar arrested near victim’s home

Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:51 am


Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a man near a home in Foley which had just been burglarized.

On June 6, deputies responded to a burglarized residence along the 2000 block of Highway W, near Foley. The victim told deputies he noticed items missing from his detached garage early that morning and noticed a large trash can filled with car parts sitting on a moving dolly. The victim also noticed the burglar ate from his refrigerator in the garage and left the food wrappers on the ground for him to pick up.

While inspecting his property for missing items, the victim observed a white male standing behind a tree. When spotted, the male ran into the woods.

A deputy on patrol spotted a silver Chevy El Camino a couple of streets from the victim’s home with car parts in the bed, which were later identified belonging to the victim. The vehicle was sealed as evidence and towed from the scene.

A few hours later, sheriff deputies were dispatched to a residence along Highway KK and Highway W, for a burglary in progress. Deputies quickly apprehended James Bernard O’Hanlon, 27, of Troy, who admitted he owned the Chevy El Camino.

During questioning, O’Hanlon admitted to taking some of the items from the victim’s home in Foley.

James O’Hanlon is currently charged with felony Burglary in the First Degree and Stealing and is currently housed at the Lincoln County Jail subject to a $25,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

Those charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.