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Two arrested in connection with crime spree
February 22, 2018, Baxer County, MN
A joint investigation between the Baxter County Sheriff's Office and Mountain Home Police Department into a recent crime spree in the Twin Lakes Area has produced the arrest of two subjects.
According to a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, Christian Blake Sisk of Mountain Home and Bethany Marshall of Norfork were arrested Wednesday as a result of the investigation.
Sisk, 26, faces felony charges of residential burglary, commercial burglary, theft of property and an enhancement parole violation. Sisk was also charged with criminal mischief in the first degree, a misdemeanor, and faces a Habitual Offender enhancement.
Marshall, 25, was charged with residential burglary, two counts of theft of property, forgery and filing a false report, all felonies. She was also charged with criminal mischief in the first degree.
Bond for both Sisk and Marshall was set at $25,000, but Sisk will be held without bond for the parole violation.
Marshall and Sisk were developed as suspects in a break-in at Worlow Land Company in Henderson on Valentine's Day, according to the release.
Items stolen included a crossbow, bolts and tips, hunting clothing, and knives valued collectively at approximately $1,200. Entry was made after a a hammer was used to beat the door knob off the building.
Sisk was also identified as a suspect in an attempted break-in at Car-Mart in which someone picked up a concrete block and threw it at the door of the business, but fled after the alarm was activated. According to the release, Sisk was identified as the offender on video surveillance.
In addition to the Henderson burglary, Marshall was implicated in an apparent insurance fraud scheme.
The Sheriff said Marshall reported her 2011 Nissan Juke to have been stolen on Nov. 27 of last year. On Dec. 12, officers were conducting a follow-up investigation on a separate complaint and located the allegedly stolen vehicle at an address at AR Highway 5 South. The vehicle was extensively damaged and had been partially disassembled.
When interviewed Wednesday by Sheriff's Department Investigators in connection with the Henderson burglary, Marshall was questioned about her stolen vehicle. Montgomery said Marshall admitted that the vehicle had not been stolen and she had conspired with two other people to dispose of the vehicle and file a false insurance claim.
The investigation is ongoing, with Montgomery expecting the duo to face additional charges in the county and city as investigations into various other cases continue.
Source: The Baxter Bulletin