Early today, Sterling Police arrested Thomas E. Dugger Sr, 50, of Rock Falls, and Dakota LG Bottoms, 25, of Sterling, on (2) counts of Burglary, each a class 2 felony, and (1) count of Criminal Trespass to Residence, a class A misdemeanor. Dugger and Bottoms arrests stem from investigations into a residential burglary that occurred on September 12, 2020, and a burglary to Sterling Furniture, 3606 East Lincolnway, Sterling, on September 1, 2020.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending. Both Dugger and Bottoms were transported to the Whiteside County Jail and held in lieu of bond. These are merely charges and both Dugger and Bottoms are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Sterling Police were assisted by Rock Falls Police Department.