Sheriff Mike Moore reports that on Friday, August 16, 2013, Investigators from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas Probation and Parole were able to solve several burglaries that have occurred over the past few months in Boone County and other surrounding counties.
On Friday, Boone County Investigators and an Arkansas State Probation and Parole Agent were at an address off of Denver Road following leads about a theft in Alpena. At the address Investigators found Christopher Farrell hiding in the kitchen oven and a female juvenile runaway hiding in an air duct. Farrell was taken into custody and the juvenile was returned to her family.
Investigators interviewed Farrell who confessed to committing multiple burglaries and thefts in Boone County and Benton County with Nelson Frisby over the last couple of months. Nelson Frisby was taken into custody without incident Friday night. A stolen Ranger bass boat was recovered in Missouri and other stolen property and corroborating evidence was located at both Farrell’s and Frisby’s residence’s.
The corroborating team arrested Christopher J. Farrell (age 19) and Nelson R. Frisby (age 19) on five counts of Commercial Burglary and six counts of Theft of Property. Farrell also had active warrants from Boone County, Carroll County, Madison County, Newton County and was an absconder from Arkansas Probation and Parole.
The new Boone County charges stem from burglaries of the Alpena School, the Subway restaurant in Bergman, The Top Rock restaurant in Alpena, the Hi Boy Daisy Queen south of Harrison, and the White Oak Station on Hwy 206. The burglaries occurred in late June through early August of 2013.
Sheriff Moore said he was very proud of the staff that worked hard to solve these cases. “We have a great team of folks working to solve crimes. Although it’s tough to solve all of them, they stay out there working hard to catch every thief they can.”
Christopher Farrell and Nelson Frisby are being held at the Boone County Jail on $50,000.00 bond each for the burglary charges and Farrell has a no bond hold placed by Arkansas State Probation and Parole.