A man, who went on a vehicular burglary spree and broke into six vehicles, was indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday.
John Houston Northcutt, 24, was indicted on six counts of theft of property, five counts of burglary of a vehicle, burglary and vandalism.
On Oct. 24, 2019, Northcutt broke into a 1999 Ford Ranger on West Main Street and stole a car stereo valued at $80. Following the incident, Northcutt was interviewed by investigator Todd Rowland where Northcutt stated the item he had taken wasn’t a stereo but a CD player.
Four days later on Oct. 28, Northcutt severed a rain guard while breaking into a 2008 Nissan Versa sitting at Magness Library on West Main Street. Northcutt stole a Vera Bradley brand wallet containing $100 in cash, along with a driver’s license, female menstrual pads, pictures and library cards.
The items were located in Northcutt’s apartment, and he admitted to breaking into the vehicle. He also admitted to spending the money he had stolen on methamphetamine.
On Oct. 29, 2019, McMinnville City Police Officer Katelyn Neal was dispatched to Duck Hawk Drive due to the witness of a male subject inside of a vehicle. The subject was wearing white shorts and a black jacket.
Officer Neal made contact with and identified the male as John Northcutt, who was carrying multiple items, including a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a credit card belonging to Sidney Chadwell, an air compressor, two flashlights, a Domino’s gift card, a makeup bag, shampoo, lotion and a manicure set.
Upon further investigation, Officer Neal located the owners of the property. On Oct. 29, Northcutt was taken into custody and transported to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.