Garland County man faces breaking or entering charges


    A lengthy investigation into reports of someone breaking into vending machines at Bob’s Food City resulted in the arrest of a Royal resident.
    According to documents obtained from the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested Walter Couch, age 45 of Royal,for the alleged break in at Bob’s Food City in Mount Ida.
    The documents indicate that on September 17 and September 23, 2015 vending machines in front of Bob’s Food City were broken into and money was taken.
    According to reports filed at the county clerk’s office MCSO Deputy Shona Jordan responded to the alleged break in on September 17 and then again on September 23. Jordan gathered evidence at the scene and turned it over to MCSO Investigator Sergeant Greg Harmon.
    After receiving information that led officers to believe Crouch was involved documents state that Sgt. Harmon and MCSO Deputy Perry Rutledge made contact with members of the Garland County Sheriff’s Office who then assisted them in meeting with Crouch.
    Crouch was taken into custody for warrants in Glenwood and was later charged with five counts of breaking or entering, class D felonies.
    He was arraigned April 19 in circuit court. His pretrial was set for May 3 and his jury trial was set for June 3.

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