Bellefonte man arrested on burglary charges

mmorgan@centredaily.comJanuary 26, 2014 

A Bellefonte man was arrested Sunday after police say he committed a burglary at a Uni-Mart on West Lamb Street.

Turner Shaffer, 23, faces second-degree felony charges of burglary and criminal trespassing and misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and resisting arrest, according to court documents.

Bellefonte police responded to an alarm at the store, 341 W. Lamb St., at 2:14 a.m. and found the front door window broken and blood in the area.

Shaffer was still in the store, and police said he fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short time later.

Shaffer was found to have several lottery tickets and baked goods in a duffel bag.

He was treated for a cut on his hand from breaking the store’s window to get inside, police said. He was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Jordan and then taken to prison, with bail set at $20,000.

His preliminary hearing is set for Feb 5.

Matt Morgan can be reached at 235-3928. Follow him on Twitter @MetroMattMorgan.

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