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Concerned resident helps foil burglary

Friday, September 12, 2008

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Michael Edmonson
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Justin McDonald
Two Jasonville men were arrested Friday afternoon when law enforcement officers caught them in an alleged burglary in process at a rural Clay County home.

Around 2:30 p.m., a concerned neighbor contacted the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

According to a press release by the CCSD, the caller reported people were in the garage without permission to be there and a white pickup was parked behind a barn at 4389 W. County Road 1150 S.

When CCSD K-9 Handler/Deputy Brison Swearingen and Indiana Conservation Officer Paul Harden arrived, they discovered the screen door of the home was kicked in and could see oily shoe prints throughout the home.

K-9 Officer Dayk was released to search for intruders in the home before the officers went inside. After Dayk located no intruders, the officers found the house ransacked, items thrown on the floor and cabinet drawers pulled out.

After discovering the door kicked in on a detached garage, Swearingen announced that he was preparing to release Dayk and ordered anyone inside the garage to come out.

Climbing down from the rafters, Justin McDonald, 23, and Michael Edmonson, 18, surrendered to the officers without incident.

Upon further investigation, officers found other evidence of the burglary on the property at a shed that also had its door kicked in.

The officers also discovered the white pickup truck McDonald and Edmondson drove to the residence was loaded with items from the home, garage, shed and other things from around the property. A knife, cooper, aluminum wiring, floor jack, rope, chain hoist and a set of rims were inside the truck. The wiring on a 4-wheeler had been cut, which, according to officials, allegedly indicates McDonald and Edmondson may have attempted to hot wire the ATV.

A small amount of marijuana, a marijuana grinder and rolling papers were also found inside the truck.

Both men were arrested and transported to the Clay County Justice Center for booking on preliminary charges of burglary, theft, trespassing, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Both men are currently incarcerated on a $25,000 cash bond with no 10 percent allowed.

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office will review the case and both men will appear in court per the calendar.


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Who would be so stupid to go into someone else home and steal off of that person. Who the person is please be kind and return all of the stuff that you did take that was not your in first place and my grandma house got robbed and then my house too but who ever steal off of family and friends are not friends and the should be serveing the time for the crime that they did and i hope whoever it was that robbing people should be in jail for a long time and should have to sit in their cell blocks and think what they did was wrong and they shouldn't get to weight lift or anything like that.

-- Posted by AmayaTsuki on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 7:29 AM

Good job!!

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 8:47 AM

Way to go good neighbor & CCSD ~ we need less people like these two roaming around Clay County ~ thanks for keeping Clay County safe ~ AGAIN ~

you guys are outstanding !!

-- Posted by karebabe on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 12:03 PM

Nice job caring neibor!

Give Dayk a bone!

-- Posted by rdnkroofer72 on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 12:54 PM

It's wonderful to have neighbors like this...I's sure the victims are very grateful; I know I would be. A small amount of marijuana? If their pictures are anything to go by that's why only a small amount was found. But nothing excuses the violation into someone's home. Dyak deserves a big treat and the neighbor a Good Neighbor Award.

-- Posted by levr.gar on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 2:17 PM

WAY TO GO DAYK! GREAT JOB BY CCSD BUSTING THE SCUM IN THE COUNTY. WITH ALL THE BURGLARY AND THEFT GOING ON YOU ALMOST HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT DRUG USE IS A FACTOR IN ALL THE THEFTS. MARIJUANA LOCATED SCUM1 AND SCUM2 BEHIND BARS. HOPEFULLY ARE JUDGES PUT THEM THERE FOR A LONG TIME.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, at 4:15 PM

These young men should know better! McDonalds parents are Greene Co officers. You just never know about people anymore! Sad!

-- Posted by Sly on Sun, Sep 14, 2008, at 1:58 AM

Lucky boys. All kinds of things could have went wrong on this one. Good job CCSD! Good job neighbor! Why do we feel the need to refer to individuals like these as "men" when reporting these stories? Men work, support their families, produce something and protect the innocent and weak. These guys are just a couple of cowardly punks that have never tested themselves at anything becsause they are too scared to be men. I have a fine lovely wife who has truck loads more courage than these two weak, cowardly, disrespectful, punks. If they want to snoop and poop I say join the Army and get in the mud. The Mrs. and I have been doing it for years. Plenty of sneaking and peaking to be done there and when you do it right you get rewarded and PAID. You also learn respect for human life, property, and YOURSELF. Congratulations boys I have just named a woman that is tougher, more mature, productive and innovative (and better looking in all ways)(shameless plug for the wife,love you honey get home soon) than you are. The good part is that these guys are young enough to get it right. Good luck boys and listen to your Dads not your lawyer. PS does CCSD need some Scoobie snacks? Sounds like both dogs are working up and appetite. GOOOD DOGGGIES! HOOOAH!

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Mon, Sep 15, 2008, at 10:00 PM

michael.galloway1 ~

Loved your comment ~ it's for sure that your wife has more brass than these two punks plus lots more of them put together ~ you are so right ~ time for these two to man up & do something good with their lives ~ the problem is they don't have respect for themselves or anyone/anything else ~

Look forward to seeing you, the "Mrs" & the little Princess all together again soon!! Almost time for the great pumpkin carving ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Tue, Sep 16, 2008, at 7:53 AM

AND YOU WERE WRONG JUSTINS MOTHER AND STEP FATHER ARE LINTON POLICE GET IT RIGHT.

-- Posted by brenda w on Sat, Apr 4, 2009, at 9:59 AM