A number of indictments were handed down Tuesday by a Williams County Grand Jury. Among those indicted was a man who recently moved here.
22 year old Travis Hicks had been living in Texas, but in August moved into a home on County Road 17 belonging to his friend, 55 year old Tommy Yates. Hicks was charged Tuesday in connection to a string of burglaries in the area.
Williams County residents started reporting items missing from barns and homes, all located near were Hicks was living.
The missing items included jewelry boxes, a flat-screen television, laptop computers, a lawn mower, car batteries and tools.
Following his indictment, Hicks now faces two counts of breaking and entering for the burglaries.
He’s also charged with theft from an elderly person, after police say he stole an aluminum homemade trailer.
Police say it all happened between Aug. 16 and Sept. 2.
Meanwhile, Tommy Yates also faces charges including obstructing justice and receiving stolen property, after police say he helped conceal Hicks’ crimes, and also was responsible for obtaining some stolen items himself.