Teague charged with theft by receiving


    A residential fire led to the arrest of a Glenwood man for theft by receiving.
    According to documents obtained from the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office, Joshua Teague, age 36, was charged with theft by receiving, a class C felony.
    The charge was the result of an investigation that began in March after the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible stolen vehicle located at a residence near Glenwood.
    Police reports state that MCSO officer Greg Harmond was contacted by a home owner regarding what he felt was a stolen vehicle located at a residence he owned. The owner stated that the residence had burned and while cleaning up he discovered what he thought might be a stolen vehicle.
    Police records state that during the course of Harmon’s investigation he discovered a stripped 2003 Chevy Tahoe located in a shop located on the property. The report states that the VIN on the pickup came back as stolen.
    The home and shop had been occupied by Teague prior to the fire.
    Harmon then obtained a search warrant and returned to the scene to verify the VIN. The VIN matched that of a truck reported stolen in Hot Springs.
    Teague did provide a bill of sale for the vehicle, although the owner of the vehicle continued to state it had been stolen.
    An arrest warrant was issued November 18. Teague appeared in court November 24. A continuance was filed on his behalf until December 15.