A Franklin County man has been charged with burglary and receiving stolen property after stealing from three Franklin County homes on three consecutive days, local authorities say.
Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Baker, 28, Monday after three burglaries were reported Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the county – in Duckers, Riverbend and Heritage neighborhoods, Sheriff Pat Melton says.
A homeowner said Baker was standing in his garage holding a pillowcase when he returned home from the Franklin County Farmers Market, Melton told The State Journal over the phone this morning. The homeowner was able to give a description of Baker and his vehicle that led to the arrest.
A deputy found the vehicle Monday and made a stop near Teton Trail. Eventually, Baker allowed the deputies to search his house where they found cash, jewelry and electronics, Melton said.
“We have about $3,000-$5,000 worth of jewelry and electronics,” Melton said.
Baker is lodged at Franklin County Regional Jail on a $40,000 bond, according to the jail website.
Melton says there is unclaimed property that includes the recovered items from Baker’s house. Melton asks anyone who has had property taken over the past several days to visit the sheriff’s office to identify his or her lost items.