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11/20/2009

CITIZEN TIPS LEAD TO IDENTIFICATION OF SHOPLIFTING SUSPECTS

     Less than twenty-four hours after the photographs of unknown suspects in a shoplifting case from Warehouse Liquor store were posted on the Sheriff's Office web site and Facebook, both suspects have been identified and one has been arrested.

     Soon after the photographs appeared, the Sheriff's Office began receiving tips from members of the public as to the identity these two suspects. Sheriff's Investigators began trying to find these persons this morning, and the male suspect has been arrested and taken into custody. The female suspect, identified as Candace Lynn Ruth, has not yet been apprehended.

     David Monroe Corbin, 24 years old of Mountain Home, was taken to the Detention Center on a misdemeanor charge of Shoplifting. He was released from custody after posting bond in the amount of $470.00, and he is scheduled to appear in District Court on December 3rd.

     The rapid identification of these suspects based on citizen tips derived from the web site and Facebook publications is another example of what can be achieved when technology is used to bring law enforcement and the public together to solve crime. The Sheriff's Office appreciates the interest the public has shown in helping with these investigations.

/s/ John F. Montgomery
Baxter County Sheriff

 

 
 
 
 
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