Video footage aids police in theft investigation and arrest

BEDFORD – Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested 26-year-old Landon Anderson on a warrant Wednesday on charges of burglary and theft.

Landon Anderson

According to a probable cause affidavit, on December 13, 2020, a deputy responded to a report of a burglary at a home in the 720 block of South Sandstone Road.

The homeowner had video footage of the burglary and theft. 

The camera captured Anderson entering a barn with an empty backpack and leaving with the backpack full of items on December 9, 2020. 

The man returned on December 11, 2020, where Anderson is captured again on video stealing items.

The homeowner said a milk glass punch bowl, eight milk glass cups, 50 vintage glass coca cola  bottles, and 20 vintage glass avon bottles were stolen. 

Another male and female in a vehicle were also at the scene with Anderson

Anderson returned to the scene of the crime numerous times, discovered the camera and disabled it, but neighbors in the area were able to identify Anderson when he returned to the home and stole other items on January 1, 2021. The camera was then set up again and captured Anderson on the property on March 31, 2021.

On May 5, 2021, officers located some of the stolen property at G&G Trading Post. The homeowner was able to identify her stolen property.

On June 17, 2021, officers attempted to contact Anderson, unsuccessfully.  

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and a warrant was issued for his arrest.