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Tyler Paul Hudgens


     A Norfork man, 31 year old TYLER PAUL HUDGENS, who has been in custody in the Baxter County Detention Center since October 20th on a multitude of burglary, break-in, theft, and criminal mischief charges has now been charged with additional offenses after the investigation into his crimes has continued.

     In addition to the charges that HUDGENS was originally arrested on, investigators have identified five other reported crimes that have been linked to HUDGENS, as follows:

     On January 6, 2015, approximately $3,000 worth of property was stolen from the premises at 7619 Hwy 177 South in Jordan.  These included a granite counter top, several sheets of plywood, a jeep engine, a fireplace insert, and various tractor implements, among others.  Some of these stolen items have been located.

     On January 21, 2015, three propane cylinders valued at $600 were stolen from 329 Mildred Simpson Dr. in Norfork.  Two of these have been recovered.

     On January 30, 2015, approximately 80 gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from a work site in the 8000 block of Highway 177 South.  This fuel was valued at approximately $210.

     On February 15, 2015, another 100 gallons of diesel fuel was reported missing from a storage tank and 60 gallons were stolen from a piece of machinery at the same location.  Also missing during this report was a pump, hose, nozzle, tool box, grease gun, chain saw lubrication, and a propane cylinder.  These were collectively valued at approximately $3,346.

     On July 10, 2015, a 6 gallon boat fuel tank was reported stolen from a residence at 1859 Sheid Rd.  The value of this item was not listed, but a tank matching this description was found and recovered.

     TYLER PAUL HUDGENS has been charged additionally with the following:

Residential Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property (2 counts) – Felonies
Theft of Property (3 counts) – Misdemeanors
Criminal Trespass (4 counts) – Misdemeanors

     HUDGENS continues to be held in the Detention Center.  He is next scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on February 4th.  His bond remains the same at $50,000.

     The Sheriff’s Office has seized various articles of personal property during the investigation into the crimes and incident reports attributed to TYLER PAUL HUDGENS.  Much of this property has yet to be connected to a specific case or report on file.  Members of the public who have discovered that personal property items have been stolen, particularly those persons living in the Norfork and Jordan areas, are invited to come to the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division during regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM) to view the property items that have been seized.   If a substantiated claim can be made, the property item(s) can potentially be returned to the rightful owner.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff