A convicted felon has been arrested on several burglary, theft, illegal weapon possession, and drug charges.
36 year old Ryan Lee Walden of Dale Ridge Road is charged with burglary, three counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft, possession of burglary tools, possession of methamphetamine, and felony possession of a weapon. His bond totals $70,000 and he will make a court appearance August 8.
Walden is charged with breaking into a residence on Old Highway 53, Liberty on April 28. A week later on May 5, Walden returned to the residence and broke in twice. On at least one occasion he used a crowbar to gain entry to the home. While there Walden also broke into a 2012 Chevy Cruze on the property.
During the burglaries, Walden stole a Skill Warrior Plus Drill, Hyper Tough Tire Inflator, 600 Battery Pack Power Station, Taurus Judge 45 caliber handgun, 50 inch Vizio TV, 3 crossbows, portable generator, several fishing poles, and documents with a total value of $3,100.
On May 7 Chief Deputy Robert Patrick spotted Walden in a red Dodge Ram and pulled him over on Oak Street in Smithville knowing there were outstanding warrants against Walden.
After receiving consent to search, Officer Patrick found in the passenger seat of the vehicle a stolen Taurus Judge 45 caliber handgun, which was loaded. Under the driver’s seat was a loaded 9 millimeter handgun. Walden was also found with 1.4 grams of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine along with a loaded syringe and 10 unused syringes. Walden is a convicted felon for a 2013 aggravated burglary and a 2005 schedule III drug offense.