FARMINGTON -- A 21-year-old Harrisville man is accused of stealing a $4,000 custom-made saddle from a barn in West Point.
Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen said Harrisville and Pleasant View police officers arrested Mitchell Lee Child on Thursday as he tried to leave through the back door of his Harrisville home.
He was booked into Davis County Jail and is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Child faces charges of burglary and theft, both third-degree felonies.
An initial court hearing is set for today in Farmington.
The owner of the saddle noticed it was missing from his barn May 24.
"At first, he thought one of his family members had borrowed it, but after he asked around, he realized it was stolen," Poulsen said.
Davis County sheriff's detectives notified pawnshops about the saddle and checked online ads to see if they could find a saddle that matched the description.
Poulsen said detectives found a saddle that matched the description in a pawnshop in Roy. The owner of the saddle positively identified it as his.
A thumbprint on the pawnshop slip led detectives to Child, according to court documents.
Child had been a neighbor of the saddle's owner, but moved from West Point. Detectives received a tip about Child's new address and notified Harrisville police they had a warrant for Child's arrest.
Child was also the subject of two no-bail arrest warrants. One was from Sunset Justice Court for failing to appear, and the second was from Davis County Justice Court for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.