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Pineville man arrested for burglarizing a home and selling stolen property

From The Bell County Detention Center -

Jackie Wayne Howard Jr - BCDC

On Monday, September 23, 2019, Bell County Deputy Edward Dray was dispatched to residence on Highway 119 of Dwight Oliver King.


Once on scene, King told the deputy that he owned the home but hadn’t lived in it for three months. He stated that he came to check on it and the home had been burglarized along with vehicles on the property. He also stated that several items had been stolen from the property which included four firearms, ammunition, a class ring, and some tools.

Deputy Dray suggested that Mr. King place a surveillance camera on the property in case of a second incident, which he did.

Through his investigation Deputy Dray found that on the day of the burglary, 52 year old Jackie Wayne Howard Jr, went to Pineville Pawn Shop and sold the class ring for $180.00 and seven boxes of various caliber ammunition for $35.00. Shortly afterward Mr. King found the ring at the pawn shop and bought it back for the same price.

It was also determined that on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 another suspect not yet in custody sold Harlan Pawn Shop one of the firearms for $40. King also went to that business and bought the handgun back for the same price.

On Friday September 27, 2019, Mr. King obtained video surveillance from his trail camera that showed an individual in the home.

After criminal complaint warrants were obtained for Jackie Wayne Howard Jr he was arrested on Friday January 24, 2020, and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center. He was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.00, and theft by deception under $500.00.

He was later charged with fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot), giving an officer false identifying information, resisting arrest, theft by unlawful taking, and he was served two outstanding bench warrants.

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