Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest

Surveillance video is being credited with the arrest of a Putnam County man on burglary charges. Authorities say 29-year-old Jeffrey Clay Ragland of Chestnut Street in Baxter was arrested after he allegedly broke into the Highway 56 Shell and made off with nearly $2,000 worth of cigarettes. Police say a surveillance camera captured the break-in and reportedly shows Ragland committing the crime. The warrant says he also caused some $600 in damage to the building. The public defender's office has been appointed to represent Ragland.