GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A Grand Island man faces 16 new felony charges in connection with recent burglaries, and his mother faces seven charges for assisting him.
Richard A. Jarman Jr., 24, and Lynette J. Jarman, 53, were arrested Wednesday at their home.
The Jarmans appeared before Hall County Judge Art Wetzel via videoconference Thursday morning.
While out of jail on bail, Richard Jarman “basically went on a one-man crime spree,” said Deputy County Attorney Gail VerMaas. He is accused of breaking into a number of local businesses and a church between Jan. 13 and 18.
During a search of the Jarmans' home on Wednesday, officers found property from the businesses that had reported burglaries, she said.
Richard Jarman was charged with 11 counts of burglary; two counts of possession of a handgun by a prohibited person; and one count each of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and possession of a stolen handgun.
Lynette Jarman faces a charge of aiding and abetting possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and six counts of aiding and abetting burglary. She must pay 10 percent of $50,000 bail to be released from jail.
— World-Herald News Service