From the McArthur
On July 24 at approximately
2:23 a.m., Officer
Walker and Lt. Neel responded to a burglary alarm
at Logan’s Tobacco. Once at
the scene, Walker observed a male fleeing on foot from a
broken window at the store. Both officers pursued the male, identified as Eric
Broughton, 28, of McArthur, but were unable to locate the subject and
returned to process the scene.
On July 25 shortly after
2:30 p.m., Officer
Hixson received a tip that Broughton
had been spotted in the area of
his residence on West High Street in McArthur.
Hixson, along with deputies from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, found
Broughton inside his residence and placed Broughton in custody.
observed what are alleged to drug
abuse instruments. Broughton was transported to the Southeastern Ohio regional Jail pending an