BAXTER SPRINGS - Persistent pursuit in a burglary case where over $20,000 worth of property was stolen has resulted in the arrest of a second suspect. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Detectives located and arrested Nathan Lee Clark, 30, of Baxter Springs, Monday night after a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Clark is facing criminal charges of Burglary, Theft and Interference with Law Enforcement that stem from an investigation into the burglary of a a rural Cherokee County home on March 4.

“As I said initially, I appreciate the efforts of our investigators who have worked hard to not only locate and return the stolen property to its rightful owner, but to also safely and successfully apprehend those we believe to be responsible for these criminal acts,” said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

Nathan Clark’s brother, 26 year-old Corey Jae Clark, was also arrested in connection with this case, after authorities found him in Washington County, Arkansas, on March 9.

The incident

Deputies were summoned to a rural Cherokee County home on Sunday, March 4, when the residents returned home to discover they had been burglarized. Nearly $20,000 worth of property, including guns, money and jewelry had been stolen.

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed a suspect and subsequently executed a search warrant on his Baxter Springs home on March 5. The suspect was not home at the time of the warrant execution, yet investigators recovered a significant amount of the stolen property. In addition, suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were also located in the home.

On Tuesday, March 6, nearly all the rest of the stolen property was recovered at another location by Sheriff’s Deputies.


--Jordan Zabel is the managing editor for the Cherokee County News-Advocate. He can be emailed at jzabel@sekvoice.com.