Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports that her detectives arrested three people in connection to a string of thefts and burglaries in the Tangent area of Linn County that occurred in November of 2023.
Detectives worked with investigators from the Benton and Polk County Sheriff’s Offices who were investigating crimes that were similar in nature to the Linn County Crimes. On December 1, 2023, investigators served a search warrant in the 32000 block of Birdfoot Drive in Tangent and obtained evidence of the suspects’ criminal conduct. On December 7, 2023, investigators served an additional search warrant in the 15000 block of Monmouth Highway in Polk County and recovered property that had been stolen from the Linn and Benton County areas. Investigators also recovered property believed to be stolen but has not been reported to law enforcement yet.
On December 14, 2023, Linn County Detectives arrested Tyler Morgan Goolsby, 27, of Monmouth, Jonathan Alan Goolsby, 24, of Tangent, and Cassey Rose Schwindt, 23, of Tangent, in connection to a burglary that occurred in the Tangent area in late November of 2023. Both Tyler and Jonathan Goolsby were arrested for Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Cassey Schwindt was arrested for Aid and Abet Burglary in the Second Degree, Aid and Abet Theft in the First Degree, and Aid and Abet Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.
Investigators believe the suspects committed other crimes in the Tangent area that have not been reported and additional charges are likely. Investigators were able to determine the suspects used scooters and bicycles for transportation as well as traveled on foot to commit the crimes. Investigators were also able to determine the suspects transported the stolen property using a black 2013 Chrysler 200 sedan.
Anyone who had a theft or burglary, or may have surveillance video related to these investigations in the Tangent area in November of 2023, and has not reported it yet is asked to contact Detective Matt Wilcox of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 967-3950.