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Carter County man accused of stealing more than $10,000 in items from uncle’s house

October 11th, 2011 9:53 am by Staff Report

ELIZABETHTON — A man was arrested Friday on charges he broke into his uncle’s house and stole more than $10,000 in guns, cash and bonds, jewelry and a computer.

Cody Lynn Hicks, 20, 133 Greendale Road, Apt. 9, Johnson City, was arrested by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department on charges of theft over $10,000; aggravated burglary; possession of schedule II drug for resale, possession of schedule IV drug for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple drug possession

The investigation began earlier in the day when Hicks’ uncle, William Augustus Shoun, Sugar Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, reported the theft to Carter County Deputy Al Meehan on Friday.

Among the items reported stolen was a large piggy bank shaped like a baby bottle. It contained cash and bonds, valued at $4,400; a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer, valued at $1,000; approximately 10 belt buckles of gold and silver with the victim’s name on them, with a total value of $1,000; a Reflex brand compound bow with three arrows, valued at $500; a set of chaps, valued at $500; miscellaneous jewelry taken from two jewelry boxes, including chains, earrings, and two watches, with a total value of $500; approximately $500 in cash taken from a metal box, a .30-06 caliber Remington rifle with Bushnell scope; a 7 mm. Ruger pistol with Bushnell scope; a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun; a Hi-Point 9 mm. pistol; a Savage .22 caliber rifle with Tasco scope and other items.

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