A Texarkana man has been charged in connection to the February theft of Judge Bryan Chesshir’s truck from his home.
Xavier Melton, 28, was charged April 27 in Howard County Circuit Court with theft of property.
On Feb. 9, Judge Chesshir reported his 2022 GMC Sierra was stolen from his home on Corinth Road.
The truck was later found at some Nashville apartments and had been ransacked and two handguns and some cash from the truck were missing, according to police information released at the time.
The theft of the guns are not mentioned in the affidavit prepared by Howard County Investigator Blake Eudy.
The truck had scratches on its tailgate that indicated something had been unloaded and there were drag marks leading to one of the apartments in the complex.
The occupant of the apartment told officers Melton had been there in a black Dodge Charger with another subject for about 30 minutes and later called to ask if she knew if there were any surveillance cameras around the apartments.
Around 2:25 a.m., officers responded to Peach Street for a vehicle break-in. The victim said three subjects were in his yard and that they got into a black car and left the area.
A review of a nearby business surveillance camera footage allegedly showed Melton drive by and a further review of earlier footage showed the judge’s truck go by with the black car closely following. It was later determined that Melton’s girlfriend drives a black Dodge Charger.
No arrest has been.