• Dennis McCaslin

Logan County Sheriffs Office makes arrest in series of vehicle thefts and break-ins

Law enforcement in Logan County say a local man was arrested on charges associated with a series of vehicle thefts and break-ins from Paris to Six Mile Road to Booneville to Scott County.

Early on the morning of March 26 the Paris police department received a report of a break-in at a residence and a separate report of a white Chevrolet Encore that was stolen from a residence near the break-in.

A little later, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a black Chevrolet Malibu stolen from a residence on Six Mile Road (on the western end) and that an unknown white Chevrolet Encore was left in the driveway.

When Deputy Jerry Wharton arrived at the residence, he found that the white Chevrolet Encore was same vehicle that was stolen in Paris.

The victim on Six Mile Road also had some items stolen as well. A few hours later, discovered that some vehicles on Six Mile Road at nearby residences were also broken into. A Booneville officer saw a Black Chevrolet Malibu in Booneville early that morning and that some vehicles were broken into in the area where he saw the Malibu.

At the time the Booneville Officer saw the Malibu, it had not yet been reported stolen.

A call came in call a black Chevrolet Silverado Z71 truck was stolen from a residence near the Logan/Scott County line south of Booneville and there was an unknown black Chevrolet Malibu parked in their driveway.

It was determined that the residence was located in Scott County and their Sheriff’s Office took the report. Logan County Sgt. Jay Crosby went there and recovered the black Malibu which was the vehicle stolen earlier from Six Mile Road.

The residents said that along with their truck, a handgun, ID cards, and other items were also stolen.

About mid-morning, the sheriff’s office received a phone call of a physical altercation at a house in Paris on East Walnut Street. The caller said Zachary Graham, 23, of Paris, showed up at the house in a black Chevrolet Z71 pickup and got into a fight with the residents.

Sheriff Jason Massey and deputies, along with officers from the Paris Police Department, responded to the Paris location and took Graham into custody Officers took possession of the Chevrolet truck and found the stolen handgun in the truck, and recovered other items including ID cards and credit cards from the other break-ins.

Zachary is being held at the Logan County Detention Center on multiple anticipated charges of residential burglary, theft of property, theft by receiving, and breaking and entering. His bond is $100,000.

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