Sunday, January 30, 2011

Arrests Made In Several Theft & Burglary Cases

The Putnam County sheriff's department says a Baxter man is charged with two counts of aggravated burglary after allegedly breaking into the same house on two different occasions.  Authorities accuse 22-year-old Stacy Matthew Elrod of breaking into a home last October and stealing a gun. They say he broke into the same home the next day and stole several knives and a shotgun, among other merchandise. In a separate case, the sheriff's office says a gun stolen in another burglary was later sold to a gun dealer. An investigation of that case led authorities to charge 21-year-old Ricky Trent King of Buffalo Valley with theft. Meanwhile, two Putnam County men, who allegedly refused to pay for a meal at a local restaurant, have been charged with theft of services.  Police say 25-year-old Eric Lee Ferrell of Cookeville and 26-year-old Jerry Dewayne Tollett of Monterey were also charged with public intoxication following an incident at the Waffle House on South Willow Avenue.  According to police reports, Ferrell was accused of urinating in the entrance as the two came into the business at about one am.