Numerous stolen items have been recovered near Ider, including antique furniture and live turkeys.
According to DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden, deputies discovered a burned boat near Ider several months ago.
“The boat was found to be stolen out of Jackson County,” said Welden. “Following this discovery, a tip was received that the boat’s motor and trailer were at a nearby residence on County Road 713.
While investigating the tip, investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, an investigator with the Henagar Police Department working with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Ider Police Department made contact with a subject who was a suspect in the theft near the residence.
Welden said the investigation led to the residence where the trailer was stolen.
“After searching the residence, antique furniture that had been stolen in a burglary on County Road 108 between Rainsville and Sylvania was also found,” said Welden.
Welden said also inside the residence was a stove and two air conditioning units stolen near Henagar. Outside the residence, there was an enclosure with multiple live turkeys inside.
Weldon said the turkeys were reported stolen from another residence on Highway 40 in Henagar. He said the enclosure containing the turkeys was also reported stolen from yet another residence on County Road 762.
Jonathan Thomas Howell, 42 of Ider, and Glenn Ray Carter, 58 of Henagar, were both arrested and charged with theft of property first degree, burglary third degree and receiving stolen property first degree.
Howell also received an additional charge of receiving stolen property third degree, and Carter another charge of receiving stolen property fourth degree.
Additional local charges are pending regarding the thefts in Henagar.