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NEWS ALERT: One Arrested, Three Sought In Recent Burglaries



One arrest has been made and warrants have been issued for three other suspects in two recent burglary cases. Christopher Ryan Barton, 18, of Altha, has been charged with being a principal in the first degree to burglary and petit theft. As previously reported by The County Record, BPD Ofc. Leo Marlowe was dispatched May 8 to the Gas Mart across from Harvey’s on SR 71 around 3:19 a.m. Ofc. Marlowe found the front door to the business smashed. Video surveillance revealed a suspect going behind the counter and removing some synthetic marijuana, dropping two packages in the process. Two 16-year-olds and another 18-year-old are being sought in connection with the case. In addition, the four are suspected of burglarizing Sunny Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church on Hwy. 274 and taking a safe and laptop computer. Barton is being held in the Calhoun County Jail on a $6000 bond. Check out the next print edition of The County Record for the full story.

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