A Jesse man was arrested by State Police Friday in connection with a failed Feb. 11 attempt to enter the State Police detachment in Jesse.
Bailey Fritz III, 42, was arrested by Trooper D.G. Pierson Friday, according to First Sgt. Michael Baylous.
Fritz was charged with attempted breaking and entering, destruction of property and possession of marijuana.
The breaking and entering and the destruction of property charges related to his unsuccessful attempt to unlawfully gain entry into the Jesse Detachment, according to Baylous.
Fritz was arraigned in Wyoming County Magistrate Court and lodged in the Southern Regional Jail.
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