Oxford man wanted for violating no-contact order in North Liberty arrested for allegedly stealing trail cam in Washington County


An Oxford man wanted for violating a no-contact order in North Liberty has been arrested in Washington County after allegedly stealing a trail cam.

Washington County dispatch records indicate sheriff’s deputies were called to an address on Red Oak Avenue…between Washington and Crawfordsville…just before 2:15 Sunday afternoon for a subject who had stolen a camera set up along a nature trail. The camera reportedly captured both the suspect’s image and that of his vehicle before it went off-line.

The suspect’s vehicle was located parked near the John Deere on Highway 92. The driver, 58-year-old Jimmy Frees of Iowa Johnson Road…was taken into custody and charged with 5th Degree Theft, Trespassing and third offense Driving While Barred.

Online records indicate Frees was wanted for violating a no-contact order in North Liberty. Frees was arrested last month after North Liberty Police say he was stalking a woman by disguising himself with a wig and showing up at her residence. He also allegedly left a journal at her house that contained entries of specific threats to kill or harm her. He’s charged with Stalking and 1st Degree Harassment in that case. If convicted, he could face a maximum of seven years in prison.