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Search at jail yields alleged stolen jewelry


An Electric City man is a suspect in jewelry theft from a woman who lives near his 123 West Grand Avenue residence.

Mark Perman, 31, who is currently serving a sentence in Grant County jail for obstructing a police officer, was arrested on a warrant and taken to jail June 1. A subsequent search of the articles that Perman had on him when incarcerated and from a search of his residence disclosed that many missing pieces of jewelry matched a description of stolen articles provided by Tena Herbert, who lives on 2nd Street NE in Electric City.

From a description of specific jewelry pieces, police determined that about $1,700 worth of Herbert’s jewelry was found in Perman’s possession.

Charges of possession of stolen property in the second degree and of trafficking of stolen property in the first degree have been filed.

Police got a search warrant on the basis of Herbert’s identity of the jewelry pieces. Police found some of the missing pieces among items in Perman’s pockets when he entered jail, and in things found at his home during a search conducted June 22.

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