Basin man arraigned on burglary/theft charges

Jessica Robinson

A Basin man appeared in BHC Fifth Judicial District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 5, to be arraigned on burglary and theft charges.

Jacob Shaw is charged with a felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft.

Travis Smith, Shaw’s attorney, entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

When asked about time needed for trial, BHC Attorney Marcia Bean told the court three days. Smith agreed.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with the court, an officer with the Basin Police Department reported that on Aug. 7, he saw a video of Shaw allegedly at the Overland Express Mart. It is alleged Shaw reached into a vehicle belonging to the victim.

In the affidavit, Shaw is alleged to have entered into the Overland, remove cash from the wallet and placed it into his pocket. Shaw is alleged to have turned the wallet into store employees claiming to have found it.

In the affidavit, it is alleged the witness contacted the victim about the wallet. The victim allegedly discovered the cash was missing upon retrieving the wallet.

If found guilty, he could face 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000 for the felony charge and six months in the BHC Detention Center and a fine of up to $750 for the misdemeanor charge.