The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office made arrests in late July in connection with three unrelated motor vehicle theft cases.

Two motorcycles

James Louis Hairston, 26, of Country Club Road, Wilkesboro, was arrested on July 25 on two felony counts of motor vehicle larceny for thefts of a Honda XR250 dirt bike and a Harley-Davidson Night Train motorcycle belonging to Glen Odell Sidden of Oak Ridge Church Road in Hays on July 17 or 18.

The motorcycles were reported stolen from Sidden’s residence and only the Harley-Davidson was recovered. Sidden also reported that a chain saw was stolen. The motorcycles were valued at a total of $1,300 and the chain saw at $826.

The investigating and charging officer was Deputy Evan Dudley.

Suzuki motorcycle

Michael Jerome Dula, 35, of Mountain View Road, Hays, was arrested July 26 on charges of breaking and entering and larceny for the theft of a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 motorcycle belonging to Tyler Lee Hamilton from a storage shed on Mountain View Road in Hays on June 26. Det. Jason Adams reported that the motorcycle was recovered at a residence in Holland Woods Drive, North Wilkesboro.

Matthew Wilson, 25, of Water Tower Lane, North Wilkesboro, is also charged in the theft of the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 motorcycle. Capt. Brandon Absher of the sheriff’s office said Wilson is charged with breaking and entering and larceny in another case as well.

The investigating and charging officer was Deputy Graylan Tharpe.

Pickup theft

Patricia Ann Combs of St. Clair Road, Hays, was arrested on July 28 for the theft of a Ford Ranger XLT pickup belonging to Landon Hicks of Traphill Road, Traphill. The pickup was taken from a residence on Arlie Myers Store Road in Hays between July 1 and 26. Combs is charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen vehicle amd obtaining property by false pretense.

Scott Michael Church, 29, of School Street, Wilkesboro, was arrested on July 31 on charges of motor vehicle theft, altering or destroying motor vehicle part and obtaining property by false pretense in connection with the theft of the same Ford Ranger pickup.

The investigating and charging officer was Deputy Lee Cothren.

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