Man Accused of Stealing from his Neighbor Charged with Burglary and Theft

July 21, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested an elderly man last week who is accused of stealing from his neighbor.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 73 year old G. L. Waynick of Park Land Drive, Smithville was charged Thursday with burglary and theft of property over $1,000. Waynick allegedly went into a residence on Dogwood Place, which is in the Lake View Mountain Estates area, without the owner's consent. The residence is a weekend home and is not occupied at all times. Waynick owns a rent home beside of the Dogwood Place residence. Waynick would allegedly remove items such as a washer, a dryer, a stove, and under pinning from the residence and give them to his renters. The stolen items have been recovered. Waynick's bond is set at $10,000 and will appear in court on July 31st..

Meanwhile, in other cases, 43 year old Roxanne Hendrixson of West Green Hill Road, Smithville was charged Friday with public intoxication at the DeKalb County Jail. Hendrixson is serving 44 days on weekends due to a prior charge. Hendrixson was checking into the DeKalb County Jail to serve her weekend when a correctional officer noticed that she was under the influence. Hendrixson was arrested and her bond was set at $1,000. Hendrixson's court date is August 14th.

72 year old Joseph C. Edge of Creek Road Smithville was charged Saturday with six counts of theft of property under $500. Edge was caught on video surveillance cameras at a local market on Highway 70 West pumping gas and driving off at least six times in the last six months without paying for the gas. Edge was questioned and did admit to pumping the gas and leaving without paying for it. Bond for Edge was set at $15,000 and his court date is August 7th.

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