Mountain Home Man Arrested After Manhunt For Residential Burglary
Brandon Shane Comstock
May 10, 2016, at approximately 12:10 pm, Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call of a report of an intruder at a residence at 304 Bayview Drive, in the Mallard Point area. When deputies arrived the homeowner stated he heard someone attempting to break in to his garage at his residence. When he went to investigate he found a male subject inside his storage room at the end of his carport attached to the home. The male subject was armed with a knife strapped to his belt, but did not brandish it. The subject had objects in his hands belonging to the homeowner. The subject dropped the items and ran across the street and into the woods. A description was provided of male, approximate 5 ft. 8 inches with a beard.
Road blocks were set up n the area, the Sheriff’s Office helicopter was launched and the Arkansas Department of Corrections K-9 Tracking Dog Team from Calico Rock were contacted.
The K-9 unit were able to track the suspect through the woods to a residence at 70 Bayside Terrace. An article of clothing matching a description was found near the residence. A neighbor was able to confirm that a male matching the description was seen near the residence earlier. No one would answer the door at the residence so a search warrant was obtained and executed at approximately 3:45 pm. The suspect was found locked in a bathroom inside the residence and taken into custody without incident. The suspect admitted to Sheriff’s Investigators he broke into the storage area and had attempted to break into the garage. The suspect also confirmed with Investigators he lived at that address with his father.
Brandon Shane Comstock, age 31 of 70 Bayside Dive, Mountain Home was charged with:
Residential Burglary Class B Felony
Comstock was booked into the Baxter County Jail and is being held on a $25,000 bond pending his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on May 12th, at 9 am.
Sheriff John Montgomery