Region 8 woman turns self in after destroying own home

MIDWAY, AR (KAIT) – A Midway woman turns herself in on felony charges of theft of property and criminal mischief following a complaint filed April 9 by First National Bank and Trust Company of Mountain Home.

According to police reports, Cathy Jo Cain, 39, of Midway turned herself in after damaging her previous home after it was foreclosed.

Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Brown investigated damages and theft of fixtures of a home located on 8118 Highway 5 North after its foreclosure.

Following the foreclosure sale, the bank representative came back to the property and found the home to be stripped of all fixtures including sink faucets, handles, doorknobs, deadbolts, floor moldings, chandeliers, cabinets, center-island and marble, appliances, all interior doors, and the back deck. Most of the carpet was pulled up and the front desk was partially dismantled. Estimated damages to the home are approximately $50,000.

Investigator gathered enough evidence to file charges against and get arrest warrants for the previous homeowners. Cain turned herself in to the Baxter County Detention Center on Aug 7 to be served with the warrant.

Cain was released from custody after posting a bond $25,000. She is expected to appear in Baxter county Circuit Court Aug 19 to answer the charges. Arrest of the second person allegedly involved is expected within the next ten days.

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