Mill Spring man arrested on breaking and entering, drug charges

Published 6:01 pm Monday, July 11, 2022

POLK COUNTY– In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 9, Polk County deputies were performing a security check at a residence when they discovered a vehicle that did not belong to the residence owner. After contacting the owner, deputies were told that nobody had permission to be at the residence and that it was unknown who the vehicle belonged to.


With permission from the resident owner, deputies entered the home and found Charles Gary Ridge II, 51 of Mill Spring, inside the home. Ridge was arrested on the scene and was transported to the Polk County Detention Center where he was held on a $25,000 secured bond.

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Ridge was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), Felony Maintain Vehicle/Place for the sale of Controlled Substance and Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia. 


Ridge’s first district court date was held on Monday, July 11 .