Two Ashley County Men Arrested for Residential Burglary
A Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a residence located on Prairie Road on December 25 at approximately 11:00 pm in reference to a security alarm being activated at the residence. When the deputy arrived he noticed that one of the doors to the residence had been kicked open. The deputy searched the residence and did not locate anyone in the house. When the owner arrived she told the deputy that nothing appeared to be missing.
On the morning of December 26, a Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to the intersection of Bowden Loop and Prairie Road in reference to a vehicle located in the ditch. When the deputy arrived he found the unoccupied vehicle and was able to contact the owner, Blake Chadwick, 20 of Hamburg. The vehicle was towed due to the possible involvement in the residential burglary on Prairie Road the night before. Chadwick was asked to come to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview to determine if he was involved with the burglary. Chadwick told the investigators that the vehicle had run out of gas and that Chadwick and two passengers walked up to the house to see if the owner had some gas. No one was home so Chadwick and Richard Waycaster, 26 of Hamburg, kicked in one of the doors and went inside the house. When the alarm started sounding, they ran back to the car.
Blake Chadwick was arrested and taken to the Drew County Detention Facility on December 29 where he was charged with residential burglary. He was given a bond of $1500 and posted bond on December 30. Richard Waycaster was arrested on December 30 and transported to the Drew County Detention Facility where he was also charged with residential burglary. He was given a bond of $2500 and posted bond on the same day.