Mountain Pine man faces multiple felonies for alleged vintage car theft
A Mountain Pine man was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges after Garland County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at his home and reportedly found two stolen vintage cars.
Timothy Ray Burton Sr., 61, of 142 Redden Trail, was taken into custody at his home around 10:30 a.m. and charged with two counts of theft of property over $5,000, which carries up to 10 years in prison , and two counts of breaking and entering, punishable up to six years.
Burton, who is on probation following federal indictments in 2018, was being held on zero bail and was scheduled to appear in Garland County District Court on Wednesday. According to court records, Burton was arrested in Garland County in 2018 for felony possession of a firearm by certain persons and delivery of a counterfeit substance, but state charges were later dropped and he was charged in federal court.
He had previously been convicted on March 5, 2018 in Howard County for breaking and entering and theft of property and sentenced to three years in prison, but later released on parole.
According to the probable cause affidavit for Tuesday’s arrest, a search warrant was received and executed Tuesday morning at the Burton’s Mountain Pine residence by Garland County Sheriff’s investigators to recover a stolen former Model T Roadster, worth $6,000, allegedly stolen from a warehouse on McClendon Road.
During the execution of the search warrant, the Roadster was located on the property along with a 1921 Model T van, valued at $15,000. It was determined that the van was also stolen from the McClendon warehouse.
Burton was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident. When questioned later by investigators, Burton allegedly admitted that he stole the two vehicles from the warehouse and was alone when he committed the thefts.