Parker stated that Officer Justin Courington was dispatched to the scene of the incident where the owner of the property reported that several items from his home, including two hunting bows, a bow case and a wristwatch, that were valued at over $900.
An investigation was launched by Parker that lead to the discovery that many of the stolen items had been taken to a local pawn shop. Although no transaction had been made for the sale of the merchandise, the shop's owner identified the suspect and stated that the individual asked for $125 for the bows.
Parker, assisted by Courington, arrested Dickerson on a felony charge of second-degree receiving stolen property and was able to recover all of the items except for the wristwatch. Dickerson is currently being held on a $15,000 bond, but Parker states his department is currently looking into a bond revocation due to the suspect's previous criminal history.
"After doing a criminal history check and I consulted with the Walker County Sheriff's Office on the suspect, we found he's had numerous other charges and has some other bonds that are still pending," Parker said. "It is unfortunate for this individual and his family that this took place, however, I'm glad to bring closure to the victim and recover the majority of the items that were taken."
Parker thanked Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair and his office for their assistance in the matter and also appealed to the citizens of the community for their continued vigilance against similar incidents.
"At this time, we have several other burglary cases that have yet to be solved," Parker said. "Our public is the eyes and ears of our community and if they can offer and information to the police department, please contact us at any time."