Police Make Arrest in O’Reilly Auto Parts Break-In in Loogootee

(LOOGOOTEE) – Police arrested five people on drug and other charges after investigating a January theft at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Loogootee.

On January 25th, at approximately 10:04 a.m., Loogootee Police Officer Tony Dant, Martin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Wright, and Indiana State Police Trooper Jarrod Lents responded to a possible theft in progress at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Loogootee.

Employees at O’Reilly’s reported that a male and female had just stolen items from their store.

Officers located 21-year-old Cecorra Holt, of Loogootee, in Family Dollar and 26-year-old Dylan Bruner, of Loogootee, in the parking lot.

While investigating the theft, officers located stolen items from O’Reilly’s and Family Dollar as well as meth, a controlled substance, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Holt was arrested on charges of theft, possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance.

Bruner was arrested on charges of theft, possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.

Both were taken to the Martin County Security Center without incident.

Deputy Wright requested the assistance of Martin County Prosecutor Aureola Wright to apply for a search warrant for Holt’s residence. Martin County Circuit Court Judge Lynne E. Ellis granted that warrant.

Martin County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Wright, Gibson, Greene, Wells, and Seymour; ISP Troopers Nolan and Henning; and Loogootee Police Officer McBeth assisted in executing the search warrant.

During the search, officers detained 31-year-old Mark Payne and 42-year-old Jody Williams who were inside the residence. Officers located additional meth, hypodermic needles, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence.

Payne was arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance.

Williams was arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance.

Both were arrested without incident and taken to the Martin County Security Center.

Shortly after, officers located 40-year-old Devaughn Mesarosh who also lived at the residence. She is facing charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance. She was arrested without incident and transported to the Martin County Security Center.

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