Created on Thursday, 31 July 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Richard C. Deckling, 18, of 9160 County Road 153, East Liberty, was charged Wednesday with one count of felony burglary following an investigation into a break-in earlier this week.
About 4 a.m. Monday, deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to Jack Hardman’s residence, 9332 County Road 153, East Liberty, in reference to a burglary, as previously reported in the Examiner.
Mr. Hardman reported seeing someone with a flashlight on his property.
When deputies arrived, they located signs of a break-in and attempted theft from a barn on the property. The suspect had fled the area after being confronted by the property owner.
The victim was able to provide deputies with a detailed description of the suspect, and deputies were able to use that information to assist in their investigation.
Mr. Deckling was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Jail about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Deputies do not believe this incident is related to a previously reported burglary and assault May 23 that took place at a residence located along County Road 146. A female resident returned home and was assaulted by a male suspect who was burglarizing her residence. Deputies continue to investigate that incident.