Man wanted in series of burglaries arrested


May 14 – SCIOTO – Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman released information earlier regarding Garry Schackart, a suspect involved in multiple burglaries and robberies in the Lucasville, McDermott and Pike County areas.

Sheriff Thoroughman said his detectives and deputies, with the assistance of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, have been actively searching for this suspect for several days. This search included the search of several locations, which resulted in the recovery of stolen property and the indictment of several people.

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Detectives and Deputies responded to the Lucasville area after receiving reports that the suspect had stolen another vehicle. While searching for the suspect, he parked the vehicle he had just stolen and stole another vehicle. That vehicle was a 2021 Ford F-150 truck which he then crashed into a tree and fled on foot.

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The search continued all day. Deputies later observed the suspect on an older model John Deere Gator on Carpenter Road. Deputies pursued the suspect and lost sight of him as he jumped from the John Deere, fleeing into a field.

Sheriff Thoroughman said at 11:05 p.m. his office received a call from residents of Carpenter Road saying they heard a sound coming from the crawl space of their home. Deputies responded to this location and found the suspect in the crawl space. They were able to arrest the suspect without further incident.

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Garry Schackart, 35, has been arrested on several new charges in recent days. These charges include 3 counts of burglary, 2nd degree felony, 3 counts of Grand Theft Auto, 4th degree felony, obstructing official business, 5th degree felony, non-compliance , a 3rd degree felony, break and enter, a 5th degree felony, plus warrants for two counts of burglary, a 2nd degree felony, receiving stolen property, a 4th degree felony, receiving stolen property stolen, a 5th degree felony, and obstruction, a 2nd degree misdemeanor. Schackart is being held without bail in Scioto County Jail and will appear in Portsmouth City Court on Monday, May 16, 2022.

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Sheriff Thoroughman said it is still an ongoing investigation that will result in other charges being presented to the Scioto County grand jury at a later date. Detectives and deputies are currently looking for Schackart’s girlfriend, 36-year-old Missy J. Branyord. She is described as 5’06” 180 lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes. 2nd degree felony and receiving stolen property, 5th degree felony.

Sheriff Thoroughman would like to thank the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their assistance and the community who requested information and guidance.


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