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Ringgold County Authorities Arrest Burglary Suspect

Wyatt Robert James Schamp. Photo by Ringgold County Sheriff's Department.

Ringgold County officers responded to a report by a resident that he had observed security camera footage of someone trying to break into his home on Wednesday.

The responding deputy was able to find footprints in the snow, which he tracked through the surrounding fields until the prints were lost in the roadway.  A short time later, a caller reported an individual matching a photo posted to social media was walking on Highway 169 near the school.

Officers contacted the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Wyatt Robert James Schamp of Ellston, Iowa, who they say admitted to being at the residence.  Schamp was taken into custody on charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools.  He was transported to the Ringgold County Jail.

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