Thursday, June 23, 2016

Two Charged with Burglary at Mini Storage

Two men were charged Wednesday in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw with burglary and other charges related to burglaries at Falcon Mini Storage in Muldrow.

John S. Thornburg Jr., 48, of Muldrow and Roger Bain Crider, 40, of Sallisaw are both charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree, one count of grand larceny and one count of malicious injury to property.

Thornburg has a $10,000 bond and was in the Sequoyah County Detention Center in Sallisaw on Thursday. Crider was also being held in the detention center and had no bond set because Sebastian County, Ark., has placed a hold on him.

According to the police report filed with the charges, someone cut the locks on 14 units at Falcon Mini Storage on May 10. The investigating police officer recognized the suspect on the surveillance video, which revealed two persons were at the mini storage at about 2:41 a.m. on May 10. The officer interviewed Thornburg, who confessed and implicated Crider. Thornburg told the officer, according to the report, that “they were using drugs and were out of gas and needed money.” The officer then questioned Crider who also admitted to breaking into the mini storage units.

Each one of the burglary charges is punishable by up to seven years in prison, the grand larceny charge is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to one year, and the injury to property charge is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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