Nathan Peterson

Nathan C. Peterson

A man suspected of burglarizing an outbuilding and stealing tools from a Washington County property was taken into custody Sept. 5.

Nathan C. Peterson, 38, is charged with theft by unlawful taking-more than $5,000, a Class 2A felony; and burglary, a Class 2A felony.

A warrant for Peterson's arrest was issued Sept. 4. His bond is set at $100,000 or 10 percent.

According to an arrest affidavit, the burglary and theft occurred during the overnight hours between Aug. 13 and 14 in the 27000 block of County Road 16, north of Blair. Approximately $9,000 in tools and equipment, including three Stihl chainsaws, a Napa Porta Power, Milwaukee grease gun and Milwaukee radio, were stolen from a locked shop.

Video footage and photographs from a pawn shop show Amy A. Hollis, 34, selling the chainsaw and the power kit Aug. 14. Peterson was also seen in the footage helping Hollis unload the items, which were among those stolen the previous night.

Photographs from another business show Peterson selling the grease gun and radio.

On Sept. 3, a detective interviewed Hollis at Douglas County Corrections. She admitted to being present with Peterson during the burglary and loading the items in both her car and his truck.

Hollis is also charged with burglary.

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