Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Baxter Man Facing Numerous Charges

A former law enforcement officer in Putnam County is facing a number of charges today after leading police on a brief chase. 40-year-old Jeffrey Clay Ragland of Chestnut Street in Baxter has been charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest and theft of property. Ragland reportedly used to be a police officer in Baxter some years ago. The sheriff's department claims Ragland fled from a traffic stop, possibly because he was allegedly driving a car that had been reported stolen out of Goodletsville. The sheriff's department has also charged him with stealing a wallet from a home on Double Springs Road earlier this month.