12/19/13 — Would-be burglar drops ID

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Would-be burglar drops ID

By John Joyce
Published in News on December 19, 2013 1:46 PM

A dropped identification card helped put a suspect at the scene of a burglary Tuesday.

Christmas Nathaniel Whitfield, 23, is in the Wayne County Jail awaiting a court appearance after he was arrested on first-degree burglary charges Tuesday.

A-Shift patrol officers detained Whitfield a few blocks from 310 E. Beech St., just after 9 a.m., following a break-in, according to a press release.

His identification card was found at the entrance of the Beech Street residence.

Whitfield, of 312 N. Carolina St., was immediately charged and placed under a $150,000 secured bond.

He is scheduled for a first appearance in Wayne County District Court today.