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Brownsburg couple arrested for theft, trespassing

Friday, January 22, 2010

Brian Lechleiter
A Brownsburg couple was arrested early Friday morning in connection with thefts of appliances, scrap metal and working air conditioning units from a local business.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, officials at Wilson Tek, 6, Brazil, recently reported three separate thefts and were able to catch a suspect's vehicle on a video security system.

The vehicle was described as a white 2004 Ford Expedition with a ladder on top,and pulling a trailer.

Shortly after 12 a.m., Friday, deputies discovered Brian and Tammy Lechleiter, in a vehicle matching the description across the street from the business on State Road 59.

During an interview, the couple confessed they had been to the business before and did not have permission to take the items, estimated at a value of more than $6,000. They told investigators the items were taken to an Indianapolis scrap yard.

Taken in to custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center, the couple was booked on preliminary charges of two counts each for theft and trespassing.

Tammy Lechleiter
Tammy has additional counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

Case files have been forwarded to the Clay County Prosecutors Office for review.

The couple is currently being held on $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed) pending further court proceedings per the court calendar.

Officials confirmed further details were limited due to the ongoing investigation into other thefts of scrap metal in and around the area.

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Double uglies.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Jan 23, 2010, at 1:57 PM

Kudo's to you Mr. Wilson!! This is a success story on how to catch a theif! In your efforts to work along with law enforcement, two less criminals on the street! Stupid comments from posters only elude to the ingorance that plagues our society today. Not necessary to bash the great citizens;whom in their efforts to rid our streets of crime paid off. Thank you Mr. Wilson, and God bless you. I hope these folks who got caught caught will seek help for there addictions and one day become productive citizens. High five Mr. Wilson...and thanks to the law enforcement officers who apprehended the criminals!! Great job!! and exellent team work between community and law enforcement officers!!!


-- Posted by guardian13 on Sun, Jan 24, 2010, at 11:30 AM