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Greenup man charged in four break-ins

Aug. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

FRANKLIN FURNACE, Ohio -- A Greenup County, Ky., man was arrested Thursday on four counts of burglary in connection with break-ins at four residences in the Franklin Furnace area the last week of July, according to the office of Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini.

James W. Woodel, 22, of Greenup is being held at the Scioto County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond on the four burglary charges, according to a news release.

Jewelry, electronics and guns were among the items taken in the burglaries, according to the release.

During one of the burglaries, a 9-year-old was home alone and talked to a suspect and watched him remove items from the home, according to the release.

Detectives working on the burglaries with the assistance of Russell, Ky., police and Greenup County sheriff's deputies were able to locate several of the stolen items at pawn shops in Ashland.

Scioto County officials, with the assistance of Greenup County Sheriff's Office personnel, were able to locate a suspect who they brought to Scioto County for an interview which later resulted in his arrest, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing, and the case will be forwarded to an upcoming Scioto County grand jury. Other people could be charged in the case, according to the release.

Anyone with information concerning the burglaries can contact Det. Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091.

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