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Somerset man arrested after tampering with GPS

by TSchmitt
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 10:07 am

A Somerset man was arrested on Monday after County Sheriff's deputies were called by probation officers who said they conducted a home visit after getting a signal from a device that was being tampered with. 

The officers said  that 18-year-old Brandon Rutherford of Lake Road tried to remove a GPS ankle monitoring device attached to his leg.

The monitor was considered inoperable due to the damage done by Rutherford, according to probation officers. The value of the device is $2,500.

Rutherford was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree criminal mischief. Bail was set in that same amount of $2,500.


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