McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are on the hunt for a break-in suspect.
Brandon Keith Ollis, 31, of Johnson City, Tenn., is wanted for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to personal property, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen goods.
Ollis, who has ties to McDowell County, is believed to have broken into Ross Auto Repair, on U.S. 221 North, on Sunday, Oct. 22, and, also on that day, stealing a 1999 Dodge Ram truck, belonging to a Newland woman, from a gas station parking lot on U.S. 221 North.
He is described as a white male who stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has brown hair, green eyes and tattoos on his back, chest, face, both arms and right leg.
Anyone with information concerning Ollis’ whereabouts is asked to call Detective Billie Brown at 652-2237, the McDowell County 911 communications center at 652-4000 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.