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Two Being Held For Burglary, Stealing In Three Counties

Ava Police Chief Reggie Johnson said this week that two Douglas County men have been arrested and are being held for burglaries and stealing in Douglas, Ozark and Taney counties.
Jessie Pickel, 19, of Ava, is charged with Class C felony stealing at the Ava Walmart Store. His bond in that case has been set at $20,000.
Pickel and Owen Dobbs, also 19 of Ava, are charged in Ozark County for break-ins at the Thornfield School and Terry’s Feed at Theodosia; and the pair are charged in Taney County at the Mark Twain School.
Chief Johnson said charges are also pending in Douglas County where the two were allegedly involved in stealing at Highway Church of the Nazarene north of Ava.
Both men are being held in Ozark County at this time, Johnson said.
Pickel is being held without bond on the Ozark County charges and Dobbs’ bond in Ozark County was set at $2,000. Both are charged with Class A felony burglary and 2nd degree felony theft.
Bond for each of the men, similarly charged in Taney County with burglary and stealing, has been set at $10,000.
The investigations leading to these arrests were conducted by sheriff’s departments in Ozark, Taney and Douglas counties, as well as the Ava Police Department.
Chief Johnson reminds residents of Ava if you have a crime to report, please call the Ava Police Department at 683-2931.