Trio charged in rash of daytime burglaries in Clark County

Jeremy Lane, Richard Cotton, III, Robert Carpenter. (left to right) (Photos/Clark County Jail)

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Three men are now charged with a rash of daytime burglaries around Clark County.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says the the first arrest was made back in December when Richard Cotton, III was arrested for a burglary in Springfield Township.

After months of investigation, deputies now have Cotton and two other men in custody and charged with the crimes.

Cotton is charged with ten counts of burglary. Robert Carpenter and Jeremy Lane are both charged with receiving stolen property.

Additional charges are possible after prosecutors review the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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