Jeremy Doughty Franklin County Detention Center photo

FARMINGTON — A local man is accused of entering a garage on Bailey Hill Road looking for marijuana to steal, police officer Jesse Clement said Thursday.

Clement said he arrested Jeremy Doughty, 20, of Farmington on a charge of felony burglary. He was being held Thursday afternoon at the Franklin County jail on $1,000 cash bail.

There was no marijuana in the garage, police said.

The homeowner was sleeping in living quarters above his garage when he heard the garage door open at about 5 a.m. Thursday, Clement said. The man investigated and saw a thin man duck behind a trailer in the garage. As the owner walked closer, the man ran off.

Officer Kevin Lemay talked to the owner, and later Clement and Sgt. Edward Hastings looked for evidence and discovered footprints outside.

The owner provided the name of a possible suspect, Clement said. Police went to the suspect’s residence on Farmington Falls Road and noticed the same footprints that were at the scene, he said.

Police talked to the suspect, who said he had been asleep all night. Clement said he noticed a pair of shoes, asked who they belonged to and was told they belonged to a boyfriend of a family member.

But after more questioning, Doughty confessed to entering the garage in search of marijuana to steal, Clement said.

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