A Hart man is in jail for multiple breaking and entering occurrences in Oceana and Mason Counties.
According to the Mason County Press, 32-year-old, Daryl Eugene Essex is facing 22 felony charges including home invasion, larceny of firearms and habitual offender. Essex was arrested on a traffic stop, Friday, by a deputy from the Oceana County Sheriff's Office on an unrelated warrant. Upon making the stop, the deputy discovered several items in the man's backseat that could be linked to the robberies. After interviewing the suspect, the sheriff's office concluded that the man was also linked to break-ins in Mason County. Essex is currently lodged in the Oceana county Jail and is also facing charges from Mason County. The investigation remains open and there are other potential suspects.