JAY – Three Grove men have been formally charged with various felonies following the investigation of a stolen motorcycle by Grove police officers.

Joshua James Gelinas, 28, Brian Wade Proctor Jr., 28, and Earl Frederick Schrieber, IV, 28, all of Grove were charge in district court last Wednesday.

Gelinas has been charged with endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance-methamphetamine, knowingly concealing stolen property, and possession of firearm while on supervision by the Department of Corrections, all felonies.

Proctor has been charged with endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance-methamphetamine after a former felony conviction, knowingly concealing stolen property after a former felony conviction, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction,  and two misdemeanor charges of driving with license cancelled/suspended/revoked and obstructing an officer.

Schrieber has been charged with endeavoring to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance-methamphetamine after a former felony conviction, knowingly concealing stolen property after former felony conviction, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, and maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled substance.

The three were arrested recently after Officers Scott Graham and Mike Dollarhide reportedly received information that a stolen motorcycle from Sulphur Springs, Arkansas was possibly in the Grove area and that two Grove residents were suspected to be responsible for the theft.

The officers’ investigation indicated that Schreiber and Gelinas might be suspects in the case and that they had been seen in a red and white Chevrolet Blazer belonging to Proctor, who had a felony warrant out for his arrest.

Graham saw the Blazer entering the city limits at Sailboat Bridge early Tuesday morning and stopped it. All three of the suspects were inside at that time.

Dollarhide and Officer Jeff Glenn arrived to assist Graham.

The officers saw several guns in the back of the Blazer along with many items that later turned out to be stolen property.

The three suspects had all been convicted of felonies and were placed under arrest on charges of felon in possession of firearms.

Materials used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines were also found in the vehicle, the report said.

Graham subsequently obtained a search warrant for the Schreiber residence, which netted materials and equipment used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines.

As a result of this investigation stolen property from Sulphur Springs Arkansas was recovered and more property may have been recovered from a burglary in Ottawa County.  

Grove officers worked the investigation with detectives from Ottawa County and other jurisdictions and believe they may have solved multiple burglaries involving Proctor, Schreiber and Gelinas.