"One Man Crime Spree" Behind Bars for GI Burglaries


Prosecutors call him a "one man crime spree", as Richard Jarman is arrested for numerous burglaries in Grand Island, only days after getting out of jail.

On Thursday, Judge Art Wetzel outlined 14 charges against Jarman, ranging from burglary to possession of stolen guns.

Police executed a search warrant at the home Jarman shares with his mother Lynette on Wednesday.

"Investigators seized items relating to a minimum of fifteen thefts and burglaries from the Grand Island/Hall County area and the Aurora/ Hamilton County area. Richard Jarman Jr. was not located, and a warrant was issued for his arrest," a press release from Sgt. Dave Vitera stated.

This was the second search warrant for the home in a matter of weeks.

Richard Jarman was arrested after the first search warrant in January. However, he was released from jail on February 13.

The weekend following his release, several burglaries were reported to police. The later searches of his home turned up items reported stolen.

Lynette Jarman was arrested on seven counts for aiding and abetting.

Prosecutors say she had been warned. Deputy County Attorney Gail VerMaas said Lynette "had been told there was a chance she'd be charged if she allowed it in her home."

Richard Jarman was charged in several cases, with bond set in each one. He disputed the county attorney's claim that he was a "one man crime spree." He said he bonded out of jail to seek drug and alcohol treatment.