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Unlawful haul
Taylor faces charges for multiple thefts, burglaries
Ryan Davis Taylor is charged with numerous offenses.
A Smithville man is charged with six counts of burglary as well as theft and vandalism.Ryan Davis Taylor, 24, of Smithville is charged with one count of aggravated burglary, five counts of burglary, one count of theft of property under $1,000, three counts of theft of property over $1,000, two counts of theft over $10,000, and two counts of vandalism. Taylor’s most recent charges were for two counts of burglary and theft after he allegedly broke into the same shed twice on Hannah’s Branch Road in Liberty without the consent of the owner with the intent of depriving the owner of property.According to DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, Taylor entered a shed, cut a padlock and chain secured to a generator, and stole a chained generator by cutting the chain, two log chains, grease gun, a tamping bar, an adjustable wrench, and rubber handled pliers all valued at $690. He then went back to the same shed on Thursday, Oct. 5, broke in again and stole a .22 rifle, .22 pistol, Milwaukee band saw, threading set, Makita angle grinder, Makita drills, Makita saw, Lasermark Sawzall, three chainsaws, floor jack, extension cord, and grease fittings, all valued at $2,786.Armed with the existing information, a search warrant was then issued against Taylor’s home on Friday, Oct. 13, wherein sheriff department officials executed the warrant on Saturday, Oct. 14, and recovered more stolen property from other burglaries.The other cases against Taylor are as follows:July 14 - Taylor allegedly entered a barn on Game Ridge Road, Smithville causing damage to it and taking several hunting bows, hunting clothes, a computer, bullets, reloading equipment, rod and reels, and lights, valued at $10,000July 18 - Taylor allegedly assisted with the forcible entry into a mini-storage building located on Nashville Highway.