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Boyd busted for burglaries
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Jesse Boyd stands between his attorney Joshua Crain and assistant district attorney Taffy Seagraves in Circuit Court on Wednesday as Boyd receives his sentence for committing numerous thefts and burglaries over a two-month period. - photo by Atlanta Northcutt

A local man who went on a two-month stealing spree pled guilty to six counts of burglary and theft in Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Jesse Corbet Boyd, 28, will be serving 240 days in jail of an eight-year sentence and must pay restitution for a slew of burglaries taking place between October and November 2018. During his crime spree, Boyd stole items from outbuildings, a barn, and even a home while the owner was in the hospital. 

“I don’t know what you were doing, but you’re lucky you didn’t get shot,” said Judge Bart Stanley to Boyd during his plea agreement.

After Boyd received his sentence, he requested to report to jail in October, but didn’t give a reason for the delay. Stanley told Boyd he must report to jail by Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. to serve his sentence.

According to the arrest warrant, on Oct. 6, 2018, Robert Glenn reported a theft from his outbuilding on Locke Bend Road. Tools stolen were valued at $350. Investigator Travis Thaxton located the stolen items at Cash-4-U Pawn which were pawned by Boyd.

On Oct. 26, Tim Wilcher of Wilcher’s Saw Mill reported to the Warren County Sherriff’s Department that tools were stolen from a barn on Dogtown Road. The total value was approximately $2,150. One item Wilcher reported stolen was found at KK’s Loans Music & Jewelry and had been pawned by Boyd, who received $25.

Another warrant claims on Nov. 5, Clent Kesey reported a burglary to his new home site still under construction on Locke Bend Road. Kesey had video cameras at the construction site which captured the suspect on video. Boyd confessed to stealing an air compressor there.

On Nov. 6, Terry Hines reported a burglary on Red Road where an assortment of tools valued at $400 were stolen from a building. When interviewed after his arrest, Boyd confessed to stealing the items Hines had reported stolen.

On Nov. 7, Jesse Lorance reported to the Sherriff’s Department someone unlawfully entered his outbuilding on Francis Ferry Road between Nov. 4 and Nov. 7 and took numerous power tools valued at $775. Investigator Thaxton located a stolen weed eater at KK’s Loans and discovered Boyd had pawned the stolen property Nov. 6.

On Nov. 8, Rickey Hice reported a burglary had occurred to his residence between the dates of Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 while he was in the hospital. Hice listed multiple items stolen that were approximately valued at $6,855. Some of the items were found at Cash-4-U Pawn and KK’s.

On Nov. 15, investigators with the Sherriff’s Department went to the 1,000 block of Locke Bend Road where Boyd was living on an unaddressed property in a camper to arrest him. While at the property, investigators found a stolen Tennessee license plate in an open shed with no exterior doors. The tag was reported stolen by Rosemary Kenney from Salem Road on Oct. 20.

Boyd was charged with a total of 13 different crimes, including five counts of burglary without habitation, five counts of theft up to $1,000, aggravated burglary, theft of property between $2,500 and $10,000, and theft of property between $1,000 and $2,500.

Boyd pled guilty to four counts of burglary without habitation, one count of theft up to $1,000, and one count of theft of property between $2,500 and $10,000.