Arrest of George “Ron” Gitchell


The Howard County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a burglary at a residence on Garner Lp. on April 16th. From the investigation Deputy Dustin Wakefield and Investigator Jade Hughes were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Gitchell for Residential Burglary and Theft of Property. During this investigation we learned of Gitchell possessing a stolen handgun. Gitchell was arrested in Hempstead County over this past weekend. We transported Gitchell to Howard County where he is being held on our charges of, Residential Burglary; Theft of Property; and Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons. Gitchell had his first appearance in Howard County Circuit Court Wednesday and is being held on a $25,000.00 bond.


Sheriff Bryan McJunkins