Mitchell man arrested for burglary

BEDFORD – On Wednesday, Indiana State Troopers from the Bloomington District responded to a report of a burglary to a barn in rural Lawrence County on Monday, March 29.

When troopers arrived they spoke to the property owners. Troopers determined whoever entered the barn forced their way in, removed the items, and left.

Christopher Abner

Troopers were able to review video footage and collect evidence at the scene that led 43-year-old Christopher Abner, of Mitchell, being a suspect in the crime.

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 1, a trooper found Abner driving on a rural county road east of Mitchell. The trooper stopped the vehicle and found Abner with items that had been stolen from the barn.

Troopers were then able to find other stolen items at a local flea market and also Abner’s home in Mitchell.

The State Police trooper was assisted by Mitchell Police officers and Abner was arrested. He was transported to the Lawrence County Jail where he was incarcerated on felony charges of burglary, theft, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.