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Baring Burglary Suspect Arrested In Kirksville

By Echo Menges

According to Kirksville Police Department Detective, Justin Jones, property has been recovered in Kirksville, which investigators believe has been stolen from Baring in Knox County.

KPD served a warrant to search a garage in the 700 block of North John Street on Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2013, which was being rented by a 33-year-old Novinger man named Jamie Dee Potter.

“We believe the property recovered came from a burglary in Knox County in Baring which was reported on May 8th,” said Det. Jones. “According to the Knox County report the property came from a garage or shop on route K. The property we recovered was a couple of very large toolboxes, full of tools, a welder and a standup battery charger.”

Potter was arrested and charged in Adair County for a felony charge of receiving stolen property. He is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond.

According Knox County Sheriff Allen Gudehus, charges against Potter and other suspects are pending in Knox County stemming from the Baring burglary. Further information is not being released by the KCSO at this time due to the ongoing investigation.