An Oklahoma man remained jailed Thursday on two burglary charges after he was arrested in Wichita Falls and returned to Brown County.
Mark Rhoads, 43, of Geronimo, Okla., is accused in an April burglary of Roberts and Petty and in a July burglary of a home on County Road 550, court documents state.
On April 4, Rhoads’ wife told deputies she and Rhoads were responsible for an April 3 break-in at Roberts and Petty, court documents state. A tool box, hand tools, copper wire and vending machine snacks were taken. Mariah Rhoads was charged earlier in that burglary, jail records state.
In July, a safe, a digital camera, jewelry, cigarettes and $175 were taken from a home on County Road 550.
A Wichita Falls detective told sheriff’s investigator Scott Bird that Rhoads had been arrested there and had confessed to burglarizing a two-story home at Lake Brownwood, court documents state.
Rhoads was in possession of the safe that was the same make and model of the safe taken from the home on County Road 550, court documents state.
A deputy brought Rhoads back to Brown County, and he was booked into jail here on Oct. 1 on charges of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a buildings.
In other incidents:
• Brownwood police are investigating a Sept. 26 break-in a Lydick-Hicks Roofing. Tools and 25 sheets of copper were taken. Additionally, a 2006 Chevrolet work truck parked outside was taken. A company representative told police he suspects an ex-employee.
The truck has been recovered, police said.
• A customer who got behind on paying for merchandise he rented from a rental store disappeared, and the store manager suspects he may have gone to Mexico with the merchandise.
The customer’s last payment on a side-by-side Kitchenaid refrigerator and a 46-inch Sony flat-screen television was July 16, the store manager told police.
• Police were dispatched to an alarm at the Texas Express store at 1300 Belle Plain and arrived to see that the front door glass had been shattered. A store representative told police four 30-packs of beer were taken.