Disturbance at library ends in arrest of Edinburgh woman

Chasity Galbraith; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

An Edinburgh woman was arrested at the Bartholomew County Library following a dispute over a backpack.

At approximately 9 p.m. Monday, off-duty Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Dougan, who was working security at the library, arrested 22-year-old Chasity Galbraith after a male patron alleged she had stolen his backpack. During the investigation, Galbraith, who police say falsely identified herself twice, told Deputy Dougan that the backpack belonged to her. However, the deputy witnessed the male enter the library wearing the backpack. Property missing from the backpack was located in a trash can and returned to the owner.

While taking Galbraith into custody, she allegedly made a run for the exit. Following a brief struggle, she was arrested on preliminary charges of False Informing and Resisting Law Enforcement. She remains in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $8,500 bond.