|
|
|
The Shawnee News-Star
  • Deputies work to identify stolen items seized during raid

  • Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday continued the tedious task of trying to identify property seized during the execution of a search warrant in rural McLoud.
    • email print
      Comment
  •  
    Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday continued the tedious task of trying to identify property seized during the execution of a search warrant in rural McLoud.
    Two people are now jailed in connection with the case.
    The search warrant was served about 1 p.m. Wednesday, and Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said deputies remained at the home until 10 p.m. collecting evidence.
    Since then, they’ve been running serial numbers, Booth said, with some items checked already confirmed as stolen items.
    “But it will take time to go through,” Booth said.
    Some of the items are believed to be connected to the Haas family, deputies said, including a stolen boat that was recovered at the home.
    The recovered Bayliner boat belonged to Gary and Linda Haas, who were murdered by prison escapees while vacationing in New Mexico in 2010. Their daughter, Cathy Byus, was murdered in Shawnee earlier this year.
    Deputies said there have been several reports of burglaries at the deceased couple’s home since their death.
    While deputies said Wednesday’s raid could be connected to a theft ring, the investigation is ongoing.
    Seized items from the McLoud home Wednesday included computers, cell phones, tools, jewelry and other miscellaneous items, deputies said.
    In addition to the arrest of the homeowner, Ginger May, 40, deputies also made another arrest out at the scene.
    Charrie Gile, 32, was arrested and booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on complaints of obstruction, child neglect, possession of controlled dangerous substance as well as bringing CDS into a penal institution, records show. She remained jailed Thursday on a $5,000 bond.
    May, who is being held on complaints of knowingly concealing stolen property, child neglect and possession of CDS, also remained jailed Thursday on a $5,000 bond.
    Formal charges have not been filed against either suspect.
    As deputies searched the home, they found syringes, a small amount of meth and “lots of prescription drugs to people we don’t know,” Booth said.
    Those findings, along with the conditions at the home, prompted deputies to called DHS, resulting in child welfare officials taking four children into protective custody from the McLoud home.
    Watch for updates.
     
     
     
     
     

        calendar