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Two arrested in local thefts
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The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department reports that two arrests have been made in recent thefts in DeKalb County.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, 23 year-old Richard Spencer Raby of Brush Creek is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of theft of property over $1,000. Ray reports that Raby entered a building on Oakley Road without the owner's consent on June 11.He allegedly took two Suzuki motorcycles valued at over $1,000 from the premises.The motorcycles were reportedly recovered at Raby's Smith County home.Raby allegedly returned to the same property two days later and entered a another building owned by the same victim.According to the sheriff, the victim saw Raby exit the building, and identified him later in a photo lineup.Raby was arrested on Thursday, June 16.His bond totals $11,000 and he will be in court on August 4.Meanwhile, Justin Dale Estes, 20, has been charged with theft of property over $500. Estes is accused of taking two hot water heaters from a residence on Judkins Lane valued at $700 on June 16 without the owner's consent.He then allegedly exchanged them for cash at a local recycler.Estes allegedly admitted to committing the theft.He was arrested on Friday, June 24.His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court on June 30.The sheriff also reports that Ashley J. Ferrell was issued a citation on June 16 for having no operable headlights on his vehicle, and driving on a suspended license.