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Local man jailed for several thefts

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By Lisa King

A Shelbyville man has been arrested in connection with several thefts, according to Detective Jason Rice with the Shelbyville Sheriff's Office.

David Wayne Lockard, 29, of 68 Lovall Lane in Shelbyville, was arrested April 1 in connection with a residential burglary in which several appliances were taken on Easter Sunday.

He has been charged with second-degree burglary in that incident. Also, Rice said that after his arrest, Lockard confessed to several thefts at Lowe's in January, which had been caught on video surveillance tape.

The thefts involved items that had been taken from patrons' vehicles in the store's parking lot.

"He had taken power equipment from the backs of pickup trucks in the parking lot," Rice said.

Rice said Lockard admitted to selling the items in Shelbyville and surrounding areas.

In addition, the Shelbyville Police Department has charged Lockard with two counts of theft by unlawful taking in connection with the theft of two rocking chairs taken from the front porch of the Cracker Barrel on Oct. 24, 2007, as well as the March 28 theft of an industrial kerosene heater from the back of a pickup truck.

According to the police report, Lockard sold the rocking chairs in Franklin County for $75, and pawned the heater, valued at $495, at Tinkers Pawn Shop.

He is lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center under a $25,000 full cash bond. He will be arraigned Tuesday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Shelby County District Court.