Authorities say Deputies received a tip that several stolen items were located at an address on East Red Barn Road in Evening Shade.
When authorities arrived to investigate the matter at the address, a male subject, later identified as Rickey Norris fled from the property.
Authorities obtained consent to conduct a search of the property including a small shed, and the residence itself.
Multiple items known or believed to be stolen were located. The value of the items recovered is believed to be at least $25,000 worth of property.
Authorities say that evidence at the residence would show Norris to be the primary suspect.
As the search was conducted, a burn pile was located, documents and other items were found including photographs, schoolwork, and report cards dating back to the 1960’s.
Several of the documents were able to be collected without causing major damage.
If you know the whereabouts of Rickey Norris, you are ask to contact the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office, do not approach the suspect.
The Sharp County Sheriff’s Office believes that others may be involved in the crimes, the investigation continues.