Franklin County man arrested on theft, DUI charges

A Franklin County man has been charged with theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving under the influence after police say he wrecked his vehicle, stole another one, and then wrecked that one, too.

According to Sheriff Don Jones, his deputies responded early Tuesday morning to a report of a break-in at a rural Benton home.  The homeowner saying that someone had broken into the house made their way to the garage and stolen a pickup truck, crashing through the garage door to make their getaway.

Deputies found the truck and the man they say stole it, 21 year old Jacob Gaskin, in a ditch about a mile away from the house.

Gaskin was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, then to the Franklin County Jail.