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Burglary suspect arrested in Eldon

By Melissa Lambrecht, February 20, 2014


(Release from the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office) – The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office was notified on Wednesday February 19th, of a Burglary at a rural Wapello County residence.    During the preliminary stages of the investigation information was discovered that led to a Search Warrant being conducted at 703 W. Walnut Eldon, Iowa at the Nicholas Ballard residence.  The Search Warrant resulted in evidence associated with the Burglary to be discovered as well as items consistent with other stolen items from Eldon as well as Jefferson County.  Additional Search Warrants were obtained to seize all other stolen property.  Charged with Burglary 2nd Degree a Class “C” Felony in connection with the incident was Nicholas C. Ballard 33 of 703 W. Walnut St. Eldon Iowa.   Currently Nicholas C. Ballard is being held in the Wapello County Jail his bond is set at $10,000.00.  Additional charges are anticipated in connection with the investigation.  Assisting the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation were the Eldon Police Dept. and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.


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