‘Blind’ thief arrested

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, October 5, 2023

A suspect in a recent theft at Co-Lin Feed and Seed has been identified and charges filed.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, security cameras captured footage of a suspect taking a deer blind displayed in front of the store around 1:40 a.m. With the help of the public, the suspect was identified as Jonathan Blanchard.

“Thank you all. We couldn’t do it without y’all’s help!” the store’s Facebook page reported Monday.

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“We’re looking for him,” Chief of Police Kenneth Collins said Monday. “He hangs out at one of these trailer parks, and he usually rides a bicycle.”

On Tuesday, Brookhaven officers located and arrested Blanchard.

Collins said police are also looking for another individual they believe is connected to the theft.