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May 082013
 

Two individuals from Overgaard are under arrest following a bungled burglary attempt at a Heber residence. At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, Navajo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3300 block of Bear Heights in Heber, for an open shed door. As the deputies arrived on scene they witnessed a man running into the wooded area. An ATV with a trailer was found parked outside a shed loaded with property from the home. Shortly thereafter the male subject, identified as Mark Leon Johnson, 36, of Overgaard was detained by a deputy on Buckskin Canyon Road and Canyon Drive near the scene.
During the interview, Johnson admitted to burglarizing several homes in the area during the morning hours. Johnson also confessed to burglarizing the Liberty Fence Company in Wagon Wheel in February of this year when approximately $31,000 was taken from the business. Ginger Blair, 33, of Overgaard was also arrested and charged with theft in the Liberty Fence burglary.
Johnson also confessed to burglarizing a Navajo County employee’s residence in Overgaard back in January where a county vehicle was taken, along with household items. The county vehicle was found on April 26 behind a vacant residence that had also been burglarized by Johnson.
Johnson has been charged with burglary and possession of methamphetamine. Both Johnson and Blair were booked into the Navajo County Jail in Holbrook. The investigation is ongoing by Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation unit and the Major Crimes Apprehension Team and more charges are anticipated.

Mark Leon Johnson

Mark Leon Johnson

Ginger Blair

Ginger Blair