Ricky Dean Ward, 32, is being held on $250,000 bond.

Carter County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have solved eight burglary cases after a suspect in a vehicle pursuit was arrested and confessed to multiple crimes.


32-year-old Ricky Dean Ward was arrested after a vehicle pursuit on October 12. While he was being questioned, Dean confessed to several other crimes, including six residential burglaries and two auto burglaries.


Dean was charged with 11 counts of Theft of Property, seven counts of burglary, and one count of aggravated burglary. He was arraigned Wednesday and is being held in the Carter County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.