Man charged in Seven Valleys theft

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cassville resident accused of stealing $6,000 in property

A Cassville man has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $6,000 in property from a stolen truck belonging to Seven Valleys Construction.

Mathew Whittenburg, 29, of Cassville, is charged with felony stealing, and his bond is set at $15,000, cash only.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Kerry Headrick, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Whittenburg allegedly traded stolen items from the stolen vehicle to pay a debt.

The vehicle was recovered on Jan. 15.

Items stolen included a five-gallon steel gas can, a Honda 3000-watt generator, a Stihl 420 concrete saw, a Makita skilsaw, a Bosch hammer drill, miscellaneous hand tools and extension cords, three drills, an angle grinder, an Oztee concrete vibrator, a Worm Drive skilsaw and a Dewalt reciprocating saw.

In total, the items were valued at $6,320.

Whittenburg was also wanted for a failure to appear charge. He is being held in the Barry County jail on the $15,000, cash only bond, as well as $235 for the failure to appear.

He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing was held Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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