CRAB ORCHARD — A Lincoln County man was arrested Wednesday after he was caught in the middle of an alleged break-in on Lancaster Road near Crab Orchard.
Frankie Simpson, 28, of 405 Ash St. in Crab Orchard was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools and lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.
According to Sheriff Curt Folger, Chris Cope was driving by his father’s home at 1205 Lancaster Road and noticed the front door was standing open and a strange vehicle in the driveway. Cope, knowing his father was out of town, called 911 and blocked the other vehicle from leaving the scene.
Constable Jesse Harris arrived shortly and discovered the front door had been kicked in. He found Simpson at the scene and held him until deputies arrived to take him into custody, Folger said.
As of Friday afternoon, Simpson was being held at the Lincoln County Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.