Two arrested in West Portsmouth theft

Buddy Mutter

Terry Mutter

By Frank Lewis

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Two men have been arrested and charged in the theft of items from a vehicle parked at a West Portsmouth apartment.

Arrested was Buddy Mutter, 53, of Portsmouth; charged with one count of theft a felony of the fifth degree, one count of theft a felony of the fourth degree and probation violation. He is currently being held without bond. Also arrested was Terry Mutter, 23, of West Portsmouth, who was also charged with one count of theft a felony of the fourth degree and one count of theft a felony of the fifth degree. Terry Mutter was held on a $7,500 bond. Both appeared in Portsmouth Municipal Court on June 11.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said on June 10 his office received a call from a male who said somebody broke into his suburban that was parked overnight at Lett Terrace apartments and stole several items including tools and fishing equipment. Donini said the caller told deputies he knew who had the property and he stated that he followed a trail of his stolen items that were dropped on the ground which led him to a vehicle parked in the parking lot located on Clayton Court.

The Washington township community policing deputy responded to that location and was able to speak with the subject who was installing a stereo into a vehicle to obtain information to start an investigation. Detectives responded to that location to assist with the investigation along with the PMHA security.

Donini said, after reviewing the Portsmouth metropolitan housing cameras, located at the apartments. He said several of the stolen items were recovered which resulted in the two men being arrested.

Donini said anyone with any information concerning the theft is being requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 740-354-7566. All calls will remain anonymous.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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