One arrest has been made and warrants have been issued for three other suspects in two recent burglary cases.
Christopher Ryan Barton, 18, of Altha, has been charged with being a principal in the first degree to burglary and petit theft.
As previously reported by The County Record, BPD Ofc. Leo Marlowe was dispatched May 8 to the Gas Mart across from Harvey’s on SR 71 around 3:19 a.m. Ofc. Marlowe found the front door to the business smashed. Video surveillance revealed a suspect going behind the counter and removing some synthetic marijuana, dropping two packages in the process.
Two 16-year-olds and another 18-year-old are being sought in connection with the case. In addition, the four are suspected of burglarizing Sunny Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church on Hwy. 274 and taking a safe and laptop computer.
Barton is being held in the Calhoun County Jail on a $6000 bond.
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