ONE ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION WITH A COMMERCIAL BURGLARY
Ryan Wade Amyx
The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 31 year old RYAN WADE AMYX of Mountain Home on burglary and theft charges related to the break-in of a retail establishment that occurred on September 27th. The owner of the business located on Hwy 62 East found that the business had been broken into overnight through the back door, and that approximately $6,800 worth of jewelry and $106 in cash were stolen.
Video surveillance showed the image of a person approaching the rear door. Another portion of the video showed the camera being pushed away from its original position so as not to view the rear door. Several minutes later an inside camera picked up a subject in a dark colored hooded jacket wearing mechanics gloves and a backpack. The subject attempted to stay crouched behind the display counter as the sliding door of the counter was opened and trays of jewelry then removed. The subject was also seen removing money from the cash register.
Several days after the burglary occurred, the business owner contacted the Sheriff’s Office to relay information he had been told about the missing jewelry. The name of RYAN AMYX was provided as the suspect. AMYX was alleged to have been attempting to sell a large quantity of jewelry in Marion County. The business owner was familiar with AMYX and stated that AMYX had come into the store on numerous occasions.
During the investigation, it was discovered that RYAN AMYX had sold a distinctive looking ring to a pawn shop in Springfield, Missouri on October 2, 2018. Further investigation revealed that on October 12th and on October 19th, AMYX sold rings to a pawn shop in Baxter County. The victim of the burglary positively identified these rings as items of jewelry that were stolen during the burglary.
On November 6th, AMYX was found and interviewed at the Sheriff’s Office. He admitted to pawning the items in question but did not admit to committing the burglary.
RYAN AMYX was then taken to the Detention Center and booked on charges of:
Commercial Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony|
Criminal Mischief 1st Degree – Misdemeanor
AMYX remains in custody in lieu of $25,000 bond. He has been booked into the Baxter County Jail approximately 30 times since 2006.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff