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IPD makes Christmas Eve arrest

Ironton Police arrested a man on Christmas Eve thanks to the GPS monitor the suspect was wearing.

Detective Joe Ross of the IPD said officers arrested Rashard Carter, 21, at his home at 605 S. Eighth St. Apt. B, following the complaint of a victim who alleged Carter and another man forced their way into his home.

“The victim alleged they broke into his apartment, assaulted him and pulled weapons on him,” Ross said.

Carter, who was wearing a GPS monitor as a condition of bond from Lawrence County Common Pleas Court, was tracked to his apartment with the help of the Adult Probation Agency.

Carter was arrested and charged with assault and burglary. Also arrested and charged with assault and burglary was Arasheo Butler, 20, of 1021 S. Sixth St., Ironton.

Carter was arraigned in late October on two fourth-degree and one fifth-degree counts of trafficking in crack cocaine, as well as a fourth-degree count of trafficking in heroin, to which he pleaded not guilty.

At the time, his bond was set at $25,000 own-recognizance and GPS monitoring.

As of Thursday, both men were still incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.