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11/20/2014

RURAL MOUNTAIN HOME MAN ARRESTED FOR PAWNING AND POSSESSING STOLEN PROPERTY

Amos Joseph Duquette

     A rural Mountain Home man, 52 year old AMOS JOSEPH DUQUETTE, has been arrested by the Sheriff’s Office on charges related a burglary reported on October 26, 2014 at a residence in rural Mountain Home.

     During this burglary, numerous items were stolen including a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, 50 feet of copper wire, a 42 inch Panasonic television, and a wooden jewelry box containing assorted jewelry, among other items.

     Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Terry Johnson made an inquiry into the Leads On Line database to check for pawnshop entries matching any of these items.  He found through this investigative tool that the 42 inch Panasonic TV, valued at $1,000, had been pawned by AMOS JOSEPH DUQUETTE.  DUQUETTE was asked to come to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning.   AMOS DUQUETTE gave conflicting accounts of how he had come into possession of the stolen television, eventually telling Sheriff’s Investigators that he bought the television and some tools from an unknown man for $300.  He also admitted he knew the items were stolen at the time he purchased them.

     A search warrant was obtained to search DUQUETTE’s residence.  During the search, Sheriff’s Investigators also found a 1995 Polaris 40 Magnum all- terrain vehicle, valued at $1,500, that was stolen from a business in Marion County approximately two weeks ago.

     AMOS JOSEPH DUQUETT was arrested on November 19th and booked into the Detention Center.  He is currently being held in lieu of $50,000 bond on charges of:

Theft by Receiving (2 counts) – Felonies

He has also been charged as an Habitual Offender due to his past criminal convictions, which would provide for an enhanced penalty if he is convicted of these new charges.

     DUQUETT will appear in Circuit Court at a later date.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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