Palatka man charged with burglary, battery


Published: Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 11:36 p.m.

A Palatka man was arrested Saturday on charges of burglary, theft and aggravated battery in connection with a home burglary, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Curtis Wesley Drawdy, 31, was apprehended by deputies shortly after burglarizing a residence located at 107 Little Acres Drive, Palatka, Lt. Johnny Greenwood reported Sunday.

While responding to the residence, Deputy Brandon Boyd observed two men in a physical altercation in the road near the residence. Boyd ordered the men to stop fighting. One, who was later identified as the owner of the burglarized home, obeyed. The other, Drawdy, attempted to run away but was quickly caught by Boyd.

The homeowner told police he arrived home to find Drawdy, an acquaintance, committing the burglary. A fight ensued and the homeowner was stabbed in his left shoulder by Drawdy, Greenwood reported.

Several prescription medications and a diamond ring had been stolen from inside the residence. Deputies recovered from Drawdy several prescription medications that match those stolen, Greenwood said.

Both the homeowner and Drawdy received medical treatment at Putnam Community Medical Center. Once medically cleared, Drawdy was charged with burglary, grand theft and aggravated battery. He was booked into the Putnam County Jail with a bond of $4,512. It also was discovered that Drawdy is currently wanted for a no-bond, out-of-county arrest warrant. He is being detained in the Putnam County Jail without the benefit of bond.

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