Jimmy "J.J." Tolbert Hendrixson, Jr., 42, has been charged with theft of property over $1,000.
He was arrested on Jan. 5 in connection with a Dec. 8 break-in on Old Snow Hill Road, where two chainsaws valued at $1,000 were stolen.
His bond was set at $50,000, and he will appear in court on Jan. 8.
According to the sheriff, several garage break-ins occurred in the southern portion of the county between Nov. 28 and Jan. 4. Stolen items include Craftsman hand tools, Shindaiwa chainsaws, a DeWalt grinder, a cordless drill bit set, Echo hedge trimmers, a Shindaiwa leaf blower, a model 026 Stihl chainsaw, Stihl weedeaters, a 15-foot log chain with hooks on each end, a Miller model 1700 welder, a DeWalt air compressor, a Porter Cable pancake air compressor, a Stihl chop saw, a Makita gas-powered cutoff saw, Bosch hammer drill with bits, a 20-volt DeWalt impact driver, a 20-volt DeWalt hammer drill, a Hitachi miter box, a DeWalt laser level, a Crown nailer, a framing gun, a 10-inch table saw, a DeWalt 18-volt circular saw, a 450 Husqvarna chainsaw, a 395 XP Husqvarna chainsaw, a model 251 Stihl chainsaw in an orange carrying case, a model 029 Stihl chainsaw, a Stihl weedeater, a Craftsman 19.2 volt reciprocating saw in a case, a circular saw, a two-speed drill, a battery charger and a work light.
The sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in solving these crimes.
"We ask that if you have purchased these type items from Hendrixson, or anyone else, to contact the sheriff's department and let us take a look at them, and check the serial numbers to make sure they are not stolen,” Ray said. “Call 615-597-4935 and talk to me or one of the detectives. You may also call the sheriff's department's crime tip line at 615-464-6400. You may remain anonymous."