Aaron D. Kirts
Around 9:50 p.m. Saturday, suspected burglar Aaron Kirts caused a disturbance at a party attended by an off-duty sheriff's deputy.The party was a family function at the Girl Scout Cabin on the south side of Lake Maloney.
The deputy watch a man, later identified as Kirts, 30, walk through the cabin and drop several sets of keys.
Kirts also caused a disturbance with the deputy's family members, according to a sheriff's statement. The details of the disturbance were not provided.
On-duty deputies were called and they contacted Kirts, arresting him for disturbing the peace.
Deputies searched Kirts' property and found numerous items that did not appear to belong to him, so they contacted the owner of Patmos Campground, just north of the Girl Scout Cabin.
The Patmos owner identified numerous items in Kirts' possession as being taken from the cabins, according to the sheriff's office. The keys were from the inside of the Potmas building, the statement said.
Kirts was arrested and jailed for burglary, possession of stolen property, theft by unlawful taking and disturbing the peace.
Lincoln County Judge Kent Turnbull informed Kirts Monday that if he is convicted of one or more of these felonies, the county attorney intends to file habitual criminal charges, which carries a sentence of 10-50 years.
Kirts asked for a public defender and his bond was set at $50,000.