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04/29/2013

BAXTER COUNTY MAN FACES BURGLARY AND THEFT CHARGES

Edward Allen Seace

     A Baxter County resident has been incarcerated in the Detention Center after being served with a bench warrant charging him with burglary and other crimes.  EDWARD ALLEN SEACE, 51 years of age who came here recently from New Hampshire, was identified as a suspect in a burglary report taken April 13, 2013 at 204 Deerwood Drive in the Clarkridge area by Deputy Douglas Meurer. 

     The owner of the property had been out of state for several months.  When he returned, he found a 1976 Dodge RV parked on his property that someone was living in.  The property owner reported that copper wiring and plumbing had been taken from a mobile home that was on the property.  Copper wiring and plumbing was observed in a box underneath the RV.  The kitchen of the mobile home had also been destroyed, with all of the cabinets missing and walls damaged.  In addition, the owner reported there had been two non-operating vehicles on the property, a 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger pickup truck and a 1990 Jeep Cherokee LTD, both of which were gone. 

     Later in the day, Deputy Meurer, who had left a business card at the RV, received a call from the owner of the RV that was on the victim’s property.  This person identified himself as EDWARD ALLEN SEACE.  He told Deputy Meurer his RV had broken down about three weeks prior, and he had left it there on “abandoned” property. SEACE was unable to provide convincing statements with respect to where the box of copper and plumbing pieces underneath his RV had come from.

     Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a bench warrant for the arrest of EDWARD ALLEN SEACE.  He is currently in the Detention Center, having been arrested on April 27th  on charges of:

Residential Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony
Criminal Mischief – 2nd Degree – Misdemeanor

     SEACE is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond, and he is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on May 9th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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