A November 16th arraignment in Putnam County criminal court is facing a Baxter man, charged with 12 counts of auto burglary. Police say 22-year-old Stacy Matthew Elrod and another man allegedly broke into a dozen vehicles in the parking lot of Willow Park Apartments back in August. Police say Elrod and his co-defendant broke out the windows of several vehicles, taking CD players and several other items of value.
When the break-ins were discovered a few hours later, police were able to find a witness who described suspicious activity by two men in the parking lot. Further investigation led to evidence being taken to the grand jury and indictments being issued. Authorities say some of the property has been recovered.