A nationwide felony arrest warrant has been issued for Jackson man Michael Lynch after he didn’t show up to court, records state.
Lynch, who is facing felony burglary and theft charges, missed a Thursday court date, Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Zane Aukee stated in a motion to amend a warrant. The court issued an “all states” warrant that same day.
Lynch was arrested in late June because police suspect that he stole $50,000 worth of items from his landlord’s house while the homeowner was out of town.
The 36-year-old was caught selling some stolen coins in Idaho Falls, Idaho, police said.
Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said evidence is still being processed, but police believe Lynch stole high-dollar silver and gold coins, pills, computer hard drives, computer software, family memorabilia from West Point Military Academy, jewelry — including the victim’s deceased wife’s wedding ring) — artwork, musical instruments, Navajo rugs, radio equipment, a rifle and two pistols.
Lynch had been renting from the victim for about a year.
Police have also connected Lynch to other previously unsolved burglaries in Teton County last year, records state.
Platt said Lynch does contract construction work. He said any homeowners who believe they also are a victim of theft or burglary are asked to call the Teton County Sheriff’s Office at 733-4052.
Police believe Lynch is living in Idaho. They ask anyone who sees him to call the authorities.