Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

December 19, 2013

Local man jailed for burglary

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah man is jailed on a $7,000 bond after he allegedly broke into two homes and stole a number of items Monday.

Joshua Martin Matthews, 33, is being held for two counts of second-degree burglary and a count of knowingly concealing stolen property.

Deputies responded to West 710  Road on Monday after several homes were burglarized. At one home, Matthews allegedly kicked in a door before taking a mandolin, hunting chair, and compound bow. At another house, Matthews allegedly used a shovel to break through a door and steal a hunting rifle and bow.

Deputies were unable to find Matthews Monday, but impounded his vehicle and discovered the mandolin and one of the compound bows.

Callers notified deputies Tuesday when they spotted Matthews. Deputies were able to find him and recover the firearm and second compound bow that had been stolen.

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