Sheriff seeks help identifying suspectPublished 6:40pm Monday, September 10, 2012
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect accused of breaking and entering residences off Hwy. 9 near the Rutherford County line last Wednesday, Sept. 5.
The two residences were located within a half mile of each other and both had firearms stolen, according to sheriff reports. At one location, 14 firearms were reported stolen, and at the other location, one firearm and some jewelry were reported stolen.
The incidents occurred during the afternoon. One residence had a game camera on the property, which was able to capture photographs of the suspect and the vehicle (see above).
The suspect is a black male driving a white vehicle, possibly a 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora.
Anyone with information about the identity of the person is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 828-894-3001.