By Natalie Johnson / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office recovered enough suspected stolen property Thursday from the Chehalis residence of two people already charged with first-degree robbery, theft and vehicle theft to fill a 22-foot cargo trailer, according to a press release.
David G. Dehaven, 32, of Chehalis, and Carly R. Holmes, 38, of Napavine, are both in custody at the Lewis County Jail on charges that they stole a man’s vehicle, then threatened him with a gun and a hammer while demanding he sign the vehicle over to them. Holmes has also been charged with possession of stolen property related to an alleged burglary in December.
As part of the continuing investigation into Dehaven and Holmes, the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at a home where they recently lived in the 100 block of Romerman Road in Chehalis.
“As a result of the search warrant, deputies recovered an extensive amount of property that filled a Sheriff’s Office 22’ cargo trailer,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. “The property recovered will be matched up to several burglaries and theft investigations from Centralia to Winlock.”
Detectives believe they know who much of the property belongs to, according to the news release. They will contact victims to come to the county’s evidence facility as they sort the items.
A “spree” of burglaries tied to the suspects could go back as far as August, according to the sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office is working to match up the items found to 10 burglaries and other reported property crimes.
“The hard work of our deputies will result in several victims being able to have their stolen property returned to them,” Sheriff Rob Snaza said in a statement. “Property crimes are devastating on those that work hard and provide for their families. We will continue to pursue those who break the law and those that choose to victimize the citizens of this great county.
A third suspect, Brittany M. Boone, 27, of Chehalis, was charged as a co-defendant with Dehaven and Holmes with first-degree robbery.
According to court documents, deputies responded Dec. 30 to a report of a vehicle theft from the 300 block of Hawkins Road in Winlock. The alleged victim identified Holmes and Dehaven as suspects. The next day, he reported they returned the car, muddy and damaged, and missing $700 that was in the vehicle.
On Jan. 1, deputies responded again after the victim reported another altercation involving Dehaven, Holmes and Boone, in which Dehaven and Holmes threatened him with a hammer and a gun while demanding he sign over ownership of the vehicle to them.
Holmes was arrested and charged, then released on bail. Dehaven skipped his first hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest. A warrant was later issued for Holmes’ arrest.
Boone was granted $25,000 bail at her first appearance on Jan. 19.
Holmes was arrested Jan. 25 and Dehaven was arrested Jan. 27.
To report information on these crimes, contact the sheriff’s office at 360-748-9286.