An alleged ex-con from Checotah who was arrested on burglary and other charges shortly after his release from prison will appear in district court for a prep reliminary hearing conference on Oct. 14, according to authorities.
Jeffrey Ray Sullivan, 38, is being held in the McIntosh County jail on a $300,000 bond.
He is charged with second degree burglary, third degree burglary, two counts of knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of a firearm after former a felony conviction.
“Sullivan recently was released from prison and is on parole through the Department of Corrections,” said Sheriff ’s Department Detective Dalton Thomas.
Sullivan was arrested on Aug. 21 following an investigation by Investigator Matt Youngblood, who was looking into a burglary of a residence in which guns, electronics, silver coins and personal paperwork were stolen.
“Youngblood learned of a possible suspect due to a witness that saw him near the victim’s home about the time of the incident,” Thomas said.
Thomas, Youngblood, investigators Doug Tallon and Jared West, and Sgt. Chad Breazeale went to a residence about one mile from the victim’s house where they made contact with Sullivan.
“Sullivan was arrested immediately due to having an arrest warrant through another county. The property was searched for the stolen items and as a result all stolen property was recovered,” Thomas said.
Thomas said while recovering the stolen property, investigators noticed there were other personal documents that were not Sullivans. Investigators were able to link Sullivan to a second burglary that took place within McIntosh County.