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PANA — On Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, the Pana Police Department arrested a subject for two counts of Residential Burglary and Aggravated Battery to a Police Office after an investigation on multiple thefts in the area.
On Dec. 4, Pana PD investigated a theft of surveillance cameras removed from a residence on the north side of town. Officers located and arrested Ryan L. Tarrant. 30, of Pana, for Theft and Criminal Damage to Property on Dec. 12. Tarrant was released with a Notice to Appear in court; both charges are misdemeanor offenses.
Then, on Dec. 15, the police department was notified by a homeowner in the same neighborhood, of his home being unlawfully entered on Dec. 13, and items were removed from inside. The police department investigated, and wit the assistance of additional surveillance cameras, the subject was identified.
Tarrant again was located and later charged with Residential Burglary, after entering a residence the day after being released on Dec. 12 on the misdemeanor theft charges. The same house had been entered twice, so a second Residential Burglary charge was filed.
During processing at Pana Police Station, Tarrant attempted to flee and a struggle ensued with one officer being injured as Tarrant was secured. The office was treated at Pana Hospital and later released. Tarrant was processed on the charge of Aggravated Battery to Police with Injury and two counts of Residential Burglary, and transported to the Christian County Correctional Center. Those charges were filed as felony matters.
Tarrant made his first appearance in court Thursday where probable cause was found. His bond was set at $75,000 (10% cash applies).Today, Tarrant is scheduled to appear in court for first appearance with counsel.
The case remains under investigation with additional burglary charges pending against Tarrant.