Washita County residents face burglary charges


Two Dill City and a Burns Flat residents have been charged with various charges in Washita County District Court related to an allegedly burglary in Dill City.

Lisa Michelle Bailey, 50 of Dill City, faces one count of knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property, and possession of controlled dangerous substance.

Ronnie Jay Dowler, 51 of Dill City, faces one count of first-degree burglary and one count of knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property.

Cole Taner Reese, 28 of Burns Flat, faces one count of first-degree burglary and one count of knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property.

Charges were filed against the three July 2.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Washita County District Court, a search was conducted by law enforcement of Bailey’s home, 2010 E. 6th St. in Dill City. Officers found digital scales and numerous small clear plastic baggies located in a metal box with a rainbowcolored exterior, court records indicate.

Inside the box, officers allegedly found several baggies with a white crystal-like residue inside of them, along with multiple other tools which appeared to be scraping tools, court records indicate.

Police interviewed Bailey who said she lived at the residence with her boyfriend Dowler. After being read Miranda rights and agreeing to speak with police, Bailey allegedly told police “sometimes they have methamphetamine at the residence and they give it to their friends,” court records indicate.

Bailey was arrested for suspicion of possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute.

Dowler and Reese both faces the same charges for their alleged roll of taking items from a garage in Dill City.

Law enforcement spoke with the victims, who live in the 100 block of Claude Street. Both the male and female victim told officers they were asleep in their residence when someone made entry in their garage overnight, court records indicate.

The victims told officers the items taken were an air compressor, a tool set of sockets and wrenches, a power washer, a sawzall, a portable workbench and a screwdriver set, valued at more than $1,000, court records indicate.

Officers found a Facebook message and received information by phone regarding the items being taken. The reporting person advised Reese and Dowler were allegedly in Dowler’s pickup with the items taken from the victim’s residence, which included a black tool box with a socket set, a sawzall, a power washer and a portable workbench, court records show.

The person on phone told police Reese allegedly said he had taken the items from a person’s shop in Dill City, court records indicate.

Police interviewed the victims a second time and were informed the workbench was found in the back of a vehicle Ramsey was allegedly riding in. That workbench was returned the victim’s home, however the other items taken were allegedly placed by Ramsey in his vehicle, court records indicate.

The investigation led police to acquire a search warrant for Dowler’s home after police received information about the stolen property allegedly being in Dowler’s pickup and Dowler and Reese allegedly attempting to sell the items, court records indicate.

After searching the residence, police discovered the power washer had been sold for $60. Police recovered that item at a residence north of Dill City. That power washer was sold to Dowler’s ex in-laws, court records indicate.

Police also recovered other items during the search of Dowler’s home. Inside an aluminum box with a rainbowcolored exterior, police found new unused clear plastic Ziplock baggies, several small clear Ziplock baggies with a white crystal-like residue, and several tools which could be used for scraping paraphernalia. Also inside that room was a small electronic scale, court records indicate.

After reading Dowler his Miranda rights, he told police he did not know anything about the stolen items. He also denied knowing anything about the distribution of narcotics from the residence, court records indicate.

Dowler was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, knowingly concealing stolen property, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia court records indicate.

During the time police were conducting the search of Dowler’s residence, police also stopped Reese for a traffic violation. Reese was taken to Dowler’s residence, read his Miranda rights and then questioned in regards to the burglary. Reese refused to cooperate and denied any knowledge of the burglary, court records indicate.

Reese was then placed under arrest on suspicion of firstdegree burglary, and knowingly concealing stolen property, court records indicate.

After Reese’s arrest, police followed up with a resident in Burns Flat. At that residence, police found the black toolbox which contained the socket set. The person told police how Dowler and Reese had come to that residence and sold the socket set to them for an undisclosed amount of money, court records indicate.

If convicted, Bailey faces up to a year in prison and fine of up to $1,000.

If convicted, Dowler faces up to 5 years in the state penitentiary or a year in the county jail and a fine of up to $500.

If convicted, Reese faces up to 5 years in the state penitentiary or a year in the county jail and a fine of up to $500.