A Merrill man was jailed after an investigation into a theft at a home in the town of Merrill.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was contacted last weekend about a missing large screen television. The reporting party suspected a man who was staying at the the home was responsible.
During the investigation the suspect offered an alibi and said he too had items stolen including a tattoo kit. However, during the investigation, a witness told officials that the suspect had pawned a television in Schofield.
Early last week the suspect was taken into custody on a probation hold. On Friday he was formally charged with theft and obstructing an officer.