The preliminary hearing for a Hutchinson man already facing 14-counts of burglary and theft now faces four more more counts.
Rusty Bryant was bound over for two burglaries and thefts in the city, one of which occurred outside Grace Bible Church at 1221 East 33 rd. There he allegedly stole tools from Wiens and Company Construction. They had a semi trailer at that location and he allegedly broke a lock and stole various tools from the company.
The other case involves him breaking into a vehicle at a nearby car lot and stealing a GPS Device and CD’s from that vehicle in which a Hutchinson woman had apparently left there overnight.
Both crimes occurring on July 13.
Bryant earlier this month was bound over on 6-counts of aggravated burglary, 1-count of burglary and 7-counts of auto burglary.
All of the alleged crimes occurring in the Prairie Dunes- Linksland Drive area in suburban Hutchinson between July 5, and 11.
Sheriff and police investigators did a search of his residence at 1001 E 12th, and allegedly items consistent with property reported stolen from the recent burglaries were seized including the ones in Hutchinson. He told investigators that he had purchased the box of tools from someone he called “Junior” for 800-dollars. But, the crimes occurred on the 13th, and the search warrant was served on the 16. Police Detective Curtis Black testified that he claims he purchased the items a week and a half prior to the search, but the search was conducted just three days after the crimes.
With him being bound over on all the charges, arraignment will take place on December 3.