Burglary investigation lands four in jail

BEDFORD – A burglary investigation conducted by Lawrence County Deputy Robin Compton, Sheriff Greg Day, and Indiana State Police DES Detective Josh Allen concluded Thursday, October 26th with the arrest of three Lawrence County men.

The investigation began after the Sheriff’s Office received a report on July 1st that a burglary had occurred in the 2000 block of Sieboldt Quarry Road.

Officers discovered that items had been taken from the house and a detached barn, including several firearms.

A second burglary happened at the same location during the overnight hours of July 3rd.

The residence had no occupants at either time, as the homeowners were in the process of moving out to a different home.

Officers utilized several investigative techniques, including numerous interviews, the collection of DNA swabs, and search warrants. The investigation was at a standstill pending laboratory testing until officers received a break in the middle of September when a citizen located an online posting of one of the stolen guns a Marlin 39A rifle being offered for sale.

That citizen notified investigating officers, who then arranged an undercover meeting to purchase the firearm. Upon meeting with the person selling the Marlin rifle, it became apparent the male did not know the rifle was stolen. It was learned that he had purchased the rifle from another male towards the end of July in Monroe County. Officers seized the gun and were able to identify the involved suspects.

After recovering this stolen rifle, Sheriff Day obtained a search warrant for a residence on Garrison Chapel Road in Bloomington.

Sheriff Day, Detective Allen, and other ISP Troopers executed the search warrant on September 19th. During the execution of this search warrant, officers obtained evidence pertaining to the commission of the burglary.

Seth Medley (prior mug shot)

In addition, Troopers arrested the resident of the address of 39-year-old Seth Medley, of Bloomington, on a charge of possession of meth. He was incarcerated in the Monroe County Jail.

The investigation continued and probable cause was established on the three burglary suspects. Sheriff Day submitted probable cause affidavits requesting warrants to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Kyle White

On October 26th arrest warrants were issued for the arrest of 26-year-old Kyle White, of Bedford on Level 5 felony charges of burglary and theft.

Anthony Henson

Police arrested 38-year-old Anthony Henson, of Mitchell, on a Level 5 felony charge of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft.

Delton Roberson

Delton Roberson, 47, of Springville, was arrested on Level 5 felony charges of aiding in burglary and aiding in theft.

The conspiracy and aiding offenses are helping in planning the burglary, transportation to and from the burglary scene, and helping conceal and sell the stolen property.

After the arrest warrants were issued, Sgt. Lonnie Johnson, Deputy Travis Atchison, and Sheriff Day located White in the 1000 block of Stumphole Bridge Road, where he was arrested for his warrant.

Sgt. Johnson, Sheriff Day, Capt. Andrew Phillips, and ISP Trooper Chance Humphrey then located both Roberson and Henson at a residence in the 2600 block of Harrodsburg Road. Both were arrested without incident.

All three suspects were incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.