Gary Ray Norris

Gary Ray Norris

A Lafayette man was taken into custody on Nov. 19 after allegedly stealing a safe from a residence.

Gary Ray Norris, 35, faces aggravated burglary and theft of property charges after the incident, which took place in late September.

According to arrest reports, on Sept. 30, Red Boiling Springs police officer Jeffery Maynard reported to a call from a Sunset Drive residence in reference to a theft complaint.

Maynard spoke with the victim, who said that when he went to retrieve the safe from under his bed, he discovered that it was missing. He told Maynard that the last time that he remembered seeing it was three days earlier.

The contents of the safe included a four-wheeler title, a vehicle title and $7,300.

According to the victim, there were several people inside the residence over that span, but he said that he strongly suspected that Norris stole the safe.

The victim said that he allowed Norris to stay with him for a short period of time, staying in the shed behind the house, but he indicated that he frequently caught Norris inside the home.

On Oct. 5, Maynard was called back out to the Sunset Drive residence, and he was told that some of the neighbors saw Norris â€" on a video camera that faces the victim’s home â€" entering the house and then leaving with what appears to be a gray safe.

Norris was located in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and taken into custody on an outstanding warrant that he had in Monroe County (Kentucky).

Norris was booked into the Macon County Jail on Nov. 19.

His bond was set at $15,000, and his court date is slated for Dec. 4.