Crime / Courts

Minford man arrested for burglary

By Nikki Blankenship

Scioto County Candor

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announced today that his office received a call on
Thursday from a Glades Road Minford residence reporting that his house and garage had been broken into several times in the last few days and that several items were missing to include firearms.
According to a release from the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the location, which resulted in a report being filed and forwarded to detectives for an investigation.
“Captain John W. Murphy stated that during this investigation detectives were able to
identify a possible suspect that resulted in recovering all of all the stolen items,” the release reads.

After obtaining the location of the stolen items, deputies and detectives responded to the suspect’s home, located on High Street in Minford, on Friday, where nobody answered the door.
“While leaving the residence detective Kirk Jackson spotted the suspect vehicle traveling
on Lucasville Minford Road and was able to initiate a traffic stop that resulted in the
suspect being detained without incident,” the release stated.
Arrested was Robert Porter, 31, of 844 High Street Minford. Porter has been
charged with three counts of burglary, a felony of the third degree; three counts of theft of firearm,  felony of the third degree; and three counts of breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree.
Porter is currently being held in the Scioto County jail on an $82,500 bond.

Murphy stated that if anyone has any information regarding the case, should contact Detective Jackson at 351-1093 all calls will be kept confidential.