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SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS BURGLARY SUSPECT

07/02/2019


Leigh G. Blackmon

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mountain Home man on burglary and theft charges following an investigation into the break-in of a residence in the Clarkridge area.  On Friday evening, June 28th, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Baxter CR 479 on a complaint from the homeowner that the house had been burglarized.

     The victims stated they had been on vacation when one of their employees, identified as LEIGH BLACKMON, called them on June 24th to tell them he found the back door of their house open.  The victims later checked their in-home camera system.  They found that BLACKMON broke into the house by coming in through one of the windows on Monday, June 24th at approximately 10:30 AM. BLACKMON walked through the residence and went through a kitchen cabinet where medication is kept. BLACKMON noticed a camera in the house and then disconnected the Wi-Fi in the residence.

     When the victims got back home they checked their residence and found medication to be missing.  Other items in the home had been gone through but nothing else appeared to be missing.  

     On Monday, July 1st, the Sheriff’s Office located BLACKMON and took him into custody.  LEIGH GOLDSWORTH BLACKMON, 26 years of age, was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on charges of:

Residential Burglary – Felony
Tampering with Physical Evidence – Felony
Theft of Property – Misdemeanor
Habitual Offender – Penalty Enhancement
Non-Payment of Fines – Outstanding Misdemeanor Warrant

     He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond on these charges and will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on July 11th.  LEIGH BLACKMON shows to have seven prior felony convictions.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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