Kenneth Dwayne Freeman 2nd
A Paragould man, 28 year old KENNETH DWAYNE FREEMAN 2nd, turned himself in at the Detention Center Sunday evening, March 8th, on an outstanding felony bench warrant.
Sheriff’s Investigators had obtained the arrest warrant for KENNETH FREEMAN after investigating a complaint filed against him in June, 2014 by his former employer in Gamaliel. The business reported thefts had been going on for about a year. The business owners suspected FREEMAN and had confronted him about it. In May, 2014, the business received information that FREEMAN had been stealing from them the entire time he had been an employee. On June 11th, FREEMAN left a voice mail for the owners apologizing because he had violated their trust. He was fired the same day.
The business provided investigators with a list of missing property totaling $5,290. This included missing cash, tools, and a credit card. After FREEMAN was discharged, the business owners discovered that a shop building had been broken into and that tools were missing, as well as an air conditioning unit that was owned by FREEMAN.
The case was referred to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and a bench warrant was finally issued on February 3, 2015, with FREEMAN surrendering himself yesterday.
KENNETH D. FREEMAN 2nd was booked into the Detention Center on charges of:
Residential Burglary – Felony
Breaking or Entering – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony
He was released from custody after posting $25,000 bond and will appear in Circuit Court on March 12th.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff