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Sheriff: Paragould man left voice mail apologizing for violating employer's trust

Kenneth Dwayne Freeman II (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Kenneth Dwayne Freeman II (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Greene County man turned himself over to Baxter County authorities and was arrested on a felony bench warrant.

The warrant was issued in February for Kenneth Dwayne Freeman II, 28, of Paragould after investigating a complaint against him from his former employer in June 2014. He turned himself in on March 8.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said the employer in Gamaliel suspected Freeman following reports of thefts that "had been going on for about a year."

In May 2014, the employer received information that Freeman had stolen from the business since he had been an employee.

Montgomery said Freeman left a voice mail on June 11, 2014 for the business owners and apologized for violating their trust. He was fired that day.

Investigators were provided with a list of stolen items including cash, tools and a credit card. The stolen property totaled $5,290, according to Montgomery.

The owners found a shop building had been broken into after Freeman was fired. Tools were missing along with an air conditioning unit belonging to Freeman.

Freeman was charged with 3 felonies including residential burglary, breaking or entering, and theft of property.

He was released on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

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