ARREST MADE AFTER HOUSE BOAT BROKEN INTO AT JORDAN MARINA
The Sheriff’s Office arrested 34 year old CHRISTOPHER STEVEN ALSUP of Mountain Home on Friday, September 7th, on felony charges connected with a house boat being broken into at the Jordan Marina.
A deputy was dispatched to the Jordan Marina on a complaint that someone was believed to be inside a house boat without the permission of the owner. The manager of the marina confirmed with the owner of the house boat that nobody should be on board.
The deputy made entry into the house boat. A stereo was playing, and lights were on. Dirty dishes and open containers of food were observed. Upon reaching the bedroom of the house boat, the deputy encountered two people asleep on the bed. They were awakened and identified. CHRISTOPHER ALSUP was one of the persons involved, while a female subject was identified as KORA HARDY. Upon questioning, ALSUP admitted that they had been living on the house boat for a couple of days. CHRISTOPHER ALSUP was taken into custody. Drug paraphernalia, including a syringe, was found in the personal belongings of these two people.
ALSUP was taken to the Detention Center to be booked. The marina manager later contacted the Sheriff’s Office again. He had found on video footage that ALSUP and HARDY had taken a Crowline Ski Boat from the dock and gone out into the lake on it. The boat was later returned to the stall. The owner of this boat stated he did not give permission or consent for anyone to use the boat.
CHRISTOPHER ALSUP was booked on charges of:
Residential Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony
Criminal Mischief – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Theft of Property – Misdemeanor
He remains incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bond and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on September 27th.
It is anticipated that the same charges will be filed against the female suspect at a later time. She is not currently in custody.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff