Cops: Man Steals Items from Grave Sites, Gives Out as Gifts
Jimmy Ray Goodall allegedly took items and flowers from an Amador County cemetery and gave them as gifts to his neighbors.
Earlier this month, Amador County Sheriff’s deputies were called about items being stolen from grave sites and mausoleum at the Sunset View Cemetery.
Detectives identified the alleged thief from surveillance video as a registered sex offender Jimmy Ray Goodall.
He took items from kids to war veterans, Amador County Sheriff Martin Ryan said.
At his home, investigators found items from the cemetery.
Items stolen from the cemetery were also found at the homes of neighbors who told deputies they were gifts from Goodall.
Goodall was arrested at his mother's home and booked for malicious acts at a cemetery, possession of stolen property and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements.
He is being held at the Amador County Jail on $40,000 bail.