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Newport teen charged with Fulton theft

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Staff Writer

A residential burglary Aug. 15 at Taylor's Camp in Fulton County has led to the arrest of a Newport man.

Jonathan Matthew Boyd, 17, has been charged with residential burglary, a class B felony; breaking or entering, a class D felony; and theft of property, a class C felony.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Boyd and an accomplice broke into William Patin's house trailer on the night of Aug. 15. During the break-in Boyd and his accomplice stole a shotgun, weed eater, gas can, rod and reel, meat and lighter fluid, said Fulton County deputy Carrol Traw.

Traw said Boyd was staying in a trailer across from Patin's. He said when Patin arrived home at approximately 10 p.m., he noticed his gun and other items were missing. Patin told investigators that he went to Boyd's trailer to ask him if he knew anything about the break-in, but no one answered the door.

According to Traw, Patin said he saw his stolen can of lighter fluid sitting by Boyd's trailer and called the police.

When he arrived, Traw said, he knocked on Boyd's door several times but no one answered. He then told Patin to notify him if anyone attempted to leave the trailer and Traw left.

Patin called the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at 5:39 a.m. and said Boyd and another person were leaving the trailer in a 1995 Ford Explorer.

Officials at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department said they sent out a bulletin to local law enforcement officials detailing the suspects and the vehicle.

Later that morning the Newport police located the suspects and the vehicle in an abandoned parking lot. Law officers said the items stolen from Patin's trailer were in the Ford Explorer, including the shotgun.

Boyd's bond was set at $15,000. He posted bond Aug. 24. He is slated to appear Sept. 7 before Fulton County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver.

Fulton County Sheriff's Department officials said Boyd's accomplice had not been arrested as of press time.

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