A total of nine felony charges have been filed in Clark County Circuit Court against a Gurdon man.

A total of nine felony charges have been filed in Clark County Circuit Court against a Gurdon man.
Authorities are alleging that 22-year-old Hutton Pettit burglarized an East Walnut Street residence in Gurdon two weeks ago on Aug. 5. During this time, he reportedly took three firearms from the home.
Another similar incident occurred last week, on Aug. 11. Again, three firearms were taken, but this time on East Joslyn Street.
In both instances, each of the weapons were valued at less than $2,500, as noted in the affidavit filed by Lt. Brian Daniel of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Pettit allegedly admitted to the accusations on Aug. 12 during a video interview with authorities.
The defendant has been in local court before. In September of 2014, Pettit was charged with aggravated assault on a family/household member. That charge was instigated after a woman and a male victim came to the sheriff’s office, informing them that Pettit had put a belt around the woman’s neck.
There were “red marks” around the victim’s neck that substantiated the allegation.
A plea agreement was later reached in that case, with the defendant receiving 72 months of supervised probation.
Pettit has been charged with two Class B felony counts of residential burglary, six Class D felonies of theft of property, specifically firearms, and possession of a firearm by certain persons.
For each of the residential burglaries, he could five to 20 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines. For the remainder of the charges, six year sentences and up to $10,000 in fines could be handed down for each.