Man arrested in connection to car burglaries

AINSWORTH – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection to a string of car burglaries reported in Ainsworth.

On Sept. 9, Darrian Lee Nicholson (21) of Ainsworth was arrested and charged with Ongoing Criminal Conduct – Unlawful Activity and transported to the Washington County Jail where he is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. From Aug. 26-29, the Washington County Communications Center took burglary/theft reports from at least 20 vehicles in the southwest part of Ainsworth.

Ongoing Criminal Conduct is a Class B Felony punishable to up to 25 years in prison and car burglary is classified as Burglary in the 3rd Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. An additional warrant was served on Nicholson for Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor, with a $300 cash bond. A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.