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04/17/2013

ONE MAN IN CUSTODY, ANOTHER BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH BURGLARY AND BEATING OF A PERSON

Jacob Edward Caple

Christian Blake Sisk

     One man is in custody and another man is being sought in connection with a residential burglary and felony battery of a person that occurred last month.  On March 21, 2013, Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Menschik took a report from 1702 Old Military Road in rural Mountain Home from a person saying he had been pulled out of his bed while he was sleeping, was held down, and was then beaten.  Items of personal property were also stolen from the residence.  The victim knew the assailants and provided their identity to Sheriff’s Investigators. 

     The victim later sought medical attention at Baxter Regional Medical Center and later at another medical facility.  The victim was found to have sustained serious physical injuries.  A follow-up theft report was taken the next day, March 22nd, by Sheriff’s Corporal Scott Thrasher.  Reported stolen from the residence was a personal safe, a Walther PPKS .380 pistol (which had already been reported stolen on March 21st), and Iphone 4, an Ipod touch, several knives, a camcorder, and Clonazepam tablets.  These items were collectively valued at approximately $700.  Later this same day, one of the suspects, identified as 21 year old JACOB EDWARD CAPLE of Lakeview, Arkansas, was apprehended at the Mountain Home Walmart on a shoplifting charge and had in his possession at that time the stolen pistol.  Some of the other stolen items were found inside this suspect’s vehicle. 

     CAPLE was taken to the Sheriff’s Office and questioned by Sheriff’s Investigator Trey Edings.  CAPLE admitted to Investigator Edings that he and the other suspect the victim had named, 21 year old CHRISTIAN BLAKE SISK of rural Mountain Home, had gone to the victim’s residence on the date in question.  They kicked in the door, pulled the victim out of bed, and then beat him. 

     Investigators applied for felony bench warrants for the arrest of JACOB EDWARD CAPLE and CHRISTIAN BLAKE SISKJACOB CAPLE surrendered himself to the Detention Center this morning and has been booked in on charges of:

     Battery in the Second Degree – Felony
     Residential Burglary – Felony
     Theft of Property (Firearm) – Felony
     Theft of Property – Misdemeanor

     JACOB CAPLE is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond, with an appearance scheduled in Baxter County Circuit Court for April 25th

     Sheriff’s Investigators are currently looking for the second offender, CHRISTIAN BLAKE SISK.  Anyone knowing his current whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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