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UPDATE: Four arrested in connection to burglaries

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

James Auberry
What initially began as an investigation into stolen pastries in May, turned out to be much more.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department Monday, James Auberry, 21, Kenneth Harrington, 22, Dirk Daffron, 22, and Daniel Megenhardt, 23, all of Brazil, were recently taken into custody on burglary allegations stemming from a break in at Long John Silvers, 1860 West United States 40, Brazil.

According to information in the probable cause affidavit on file at the Clay County Courthouse, the store manager contacted CCSD investigators shortly after the restaurant opened May 13. Apparently someone entered the restaurant and stole 21 dessert pies sometime the night before. Nothing else was reported missing.

Kenneth Harrington
On Aug. 1, an anonymous tipster provided information to investigators about a suspect who was allegedly bragging about robbing the restaurant and two other potential suspects.

During the subsequent investigation, detectives discovered a "domino effect" of information and evidence that allegedly connected these suspects to other open burglary investigations. Evidence apparently discovered in a local dump site allegedly connected the suspects to last year's burglary at the Clay Youth Football League Field, a separate burglary at Pandora's Box Skateboard Shop in Brazil and at least one open burglary investigation in Parke County.

After several voluntary interviews, investigators acquired enough evidence for probable cause to take Auberry and Harrington into custody Aug. 10. They have both been formally charged with class C burglary and class D felony theft charges.

Dirk Daffron
A day later, Daffron was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the same burglary. He has been formally charged with class C felony burglary, class D felony theft, class D felony receiving stolen property and class A misdemeanor criminal trespass.

Initially held on a $10,000 cash bond, Auberry and Harrington remain in custody awaiting further court proceedings. Auberry is tentatively scheduled for a jury trial on Jan. 10, 2011, while Harrington and Daffron's jury trials are both tentatively scheduled for Nov. 8.

Jail officials confirmed to The Brazil Times Tuesday Daffron, whose initial bond was $10,000 with 10 percent allowed, has bonded out to await further court proceedings. Megenhardt, who is currently incarcerated and awaiting court proceedings in Parke County on a petition to revoke probation, has yet to appear in Clay Circuit Court for formal arraignment on class C felony burglary, class D felony receiving stolen property and class D felony assisting a criminal charges.

Daniel Megenhardt
Officials confirmed they have used information obtained in this case to request warrants for other unidentified suspects allegedly involved in other potential open burglary cases in the area. Further details are being withheld to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

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More off the streets; maybe people can rest a little easy for a while

-- Posted by Susan Paloma on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 8:56 AM

It amazes me how "punks" brag about stealing or destroying property. What isn't surprising is that most criminals aren't the brightest bulbs on the tree. That's why they're eventually caught.

Glad these guys will be doing some time for their involvment.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 11:03 AM

Sure hope those pies were good, they may not be getting such fine treats for a long while!!!!!

-- Posted by clgruener on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 11:19 AM

james i no you didnt do it.. me and our baby girl are here waiting on you.. =] we love you boo =] and to kenny keep your head up. i dont no about the other two but you two no you guys are not guilty.. dirk i truly hope you didnt do this.. the three of you just be strong you have people who care about you guys =]

-- Posted by jaj31208 on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 2:31 PM

for pour missunderstood nise gies hoo wood nevir du nuttin rong, staye stronge und keap ur heds up, yur babbies neads yas.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 4:00 PM

Careful Lee. Keep talking like that, and you are liable to become someone's baby daddy.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 5:15 PM

Look out Yall, Lee done went EBONIC on us!

And to the baby's Momma's this is not a forum to write to your man girl's. Anyway I'm sure if your life is like the normal Brazil (what does Santa say?) You've moved on by now to either yours or his brother,neighbor,cousin.Anyway get use to it girls,This IS your life.

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 5:40 PM

OH MY...

Look what ya all done to Lee. Poor thing has gone and gotten himself a case of BrazilBillyItis. Go lay your head down, Lee. Ya all shuld b ashmed of yuoselves...AHHH It's catching!! LOL

-- Posted by Cy on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 7:30 PM

Perfect, I see the Jerry Springer thread has moved to THIS channel. I'm going to go cancel my Directv subscription now.

-- Posted by coltsbeer on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 8:10 PM

kum on sigh, opps i means cy, i sez sompin nice abot theese up and standin braazils peeple and i am stil katchin heck from yas. juss noo winnin i rekon. jess luk at em sigh, u shood invites em and da wifes an dare babees over fer viddles. theys goood peeples juss missunderstude

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 11:11 PM

to all who think they no this case!! you have no idea wats going on and like i said james was not in brazil at the time of long johns.. if u new him than you would of known that.. but he is in jail because some one does not want to face up to the things he did and thats ok.. he will get his one day. and for your info i work everyday. and make good money.. i make enough where james dont have to work, our bills are payed and our daughter has every thing she could a two year old could have and for you to sit on here and say the things you do is so low. and for you to call me a low life is dumb. you dont no me.. and for you to say the things you do thats fine maybe it makes you feel better.. and thats cool.. but for you to dis my famiy is not.. i wrote the first message on here because i want everyone to no that no matter what you say or think im standing be beside these boys 100 % maybe everysingle one of you guys need to go to church put god in your life.. or maybe just maybe you need to get your own life..

-- Posted by jaj31208 on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 9:14 AM

JAJ: "I make enough where james dont have to work" ??? SERIOUSLY?? But you don't make enough to keep him from STEALING, apparently.

I'm glad you're keeping him 'unavailable' - THANK YOU! The single, intelligent women in town would send him packing before supporting him (in jail or out). You call that a relationship? It's not.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 9:28 AM

The comments posted on here just show how well clay county's education system works....PLEASE--before you post again learn how to speak! Maybe instead of supporting his sorry butt you could have afforded to get a proper education. Feel sorry for the 2 year old that is learning to speak this way.

-- Posted by smoke20fan on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 2:21 PM

Maybe Jimmy didn't do Long Johns....don't know? Maybe he was arrested for one of the other places that was broken into.

-- Posted by (B_b) is an idiot !! on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 4:21 PM

I also NO he didn't do it. Erebody nos if youre gonna be arrested you put a shirt on. People in shirtless mugshots always get off. I bet he was just worried about the egg recall and didnt want nobody to get sick. thanks boo

-- Posted by IndyB on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 5:25 PM

OMG I just can not stand it anymore. Jaj31208-stop. You are not helping them or yourself. If you do not want anyone in your business, then stop posting it for everyone to see.

-- Posted by Goren72 on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 5:55 PM

Oh Lee,(ROTFL) you know they all hate you on here. All of them just hate you.

I wonder if these upstanding boys know God. I believe that one of the 10 commandments is thou shalt not steal.

jaj, who is judging? If they know the Lord then we are to judge them bt their fruit. If they don't why do you tell everyone who has an opinion they need to know God? If they don't we still have a right to post our opinion of the fruit they show.

3, 4, 5 years is not enough time to think you know everything about a person. You only know the part that they are willing to let you know.

-- Posted by righton on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 6:04 PM

Oops that should have read ....by their fruit.

-- Posted by righton on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 6:05 PM

I know,, He took his shirt off for Bubba See how his lips are pirsed LOL

-- Posted by (B_b) is an idiot !! on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 6:15 PM

hey jaj you dont need to bs anymore because for us that doknow you and james... we dont really care one day you cry he hit me boo hoo hoo. then run right back to him the next. people have tried to help but you think he is the best thing every just remember that when you try to find a way to work because your care is in the impound again ya hes so great huh

-- Posted by hey its me 2007 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 1:30 AM

first off not one of you no mine and james' relationship and yeah to you hey its me 2007 james and i have had our up and downs.. wow who r u.. if you no us so well how about you mind your own business.. and for second of all i dont mind james isnt working so that should be between us as well.. james is a great man yes he messed up in his past, and you can sit here and judge him, thats fine but i know hes not guilty.. and to ashley08 im pretty sure hes not to happy about ur tax money goiong to pay for him to live where he is at.. but once they realize james wasnt there i hope everysingle one of you feel stupid..

-- Posted by jaj31208 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 9:18 AM

ok listen this is stupid, how old is everyone on here? james messed up by having the friends he had, and now he IS paying for that. but to sit here and tell me how horribale of a man he is is most deffentily wrong. so will you just stop at this. you have your thoughts and i have mine. THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE DAY.. GOD BLESS

-- Posted by jaj31208 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 9:24 AM

lol your so worried about what some one post on here that u double post thats crazy. i mean if u worried half that much about learning to spell then maybe people would not be making as much fun of you on here duh.....

-- Posted by hey its me 2007 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 1:53 PM

Wow! With language like that, I am sure your child will grow up in a happy home.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 5:56 PM

brazil billy at its finest ....lol is all i can say

-- Posted by hey its me 2007 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 6:02 PM

Ok, seriously? How about we just stone each other now? That's what it seems to be boiling down to. For everyone bashing this girl jaj...shut up. You say you are the more intelligent one, then stop arguing with a rock. Cuz you are making yourself look stupid by doing so. Recognize a lost cause and use the wisdom and intelligence you claim you have, and let it go. Jaj....dont let the small talk of this town make you so upset. Brazil is nothing but a bunch of bored gossipers that thrive on slander and harrassment. Remember, it IS just their opinion. Its not what they call ya that matters, its what you answer too. So, I suggest 2 things. First, stop defending your man and yourself. Let God do so. Cuz when you talk, people run to attack. But when God talks, I promise, not one single person will have the guts to object. Second, pray. Pray for yourself, your baby, your friends, and your bf. Pray for those that try to tear ya down. God will help you get through this, if he did or didn't steal whatever, you'll get through it. Come on people, let's just let this go. Surely, we can do more to help than to hurt. For anyone else that feels you need a boost of self esteem to bash someone else, I dare you, bash me before you bash her. Go ahead, I dare you.

-- Posted by kellymr on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 10:24 PM

I like that - "it's not what they call you that matters, it's what you answer to". Thanks KELLY

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 10:48 PM

jaj31208 if you make so much money, i'm sure you have a huge savings account, bail your man out of jail, or take the money out of your 401k, roth ira, but wait its the middle of the month, you don't get a check until the 1st, by then james may be bubba's bi*** and not your's. i seen this type of thing for the last 20 yrs thugs do not change. do yourself a favor buy 2 books by dave ramsey, baby steps and total money make over read them, live by them and dump the thug and wait for a good man that will not end up in jail, that has a job, takes care of you and not the other way around. save for retirement not for bail money and your life will be better off

-- Posted by po-po on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 9:18 PM

Po-po if your really a cop I don't think its very professional to get on here and talk sh*t. I guess. That brazil cops tho.

-- Posted by lilmomma on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 8:47 PM

I don't see where PO-PO mentions being a cop. Maybe he/she is, though I doubt it.

You're right, it's no more professional to "get on here and talk sh*t" if you're a cop than it is to assume someone is a cop so you can bash them from atop your soapbox.

Don't get me wrong .. I've seen those in uniform who believe the law is for everyone but them - especially when driving through town .. but they aren't all like that.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 9:55 AM

I highly doubt po-po is a member of the law enforcement community! Maybe it just wants you think it is. If it is....WOW!!! That's all I can say.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 11:37 AM

If he is a police officer, I sure hope he writes his reports a lot better than his posts on this forum. Frankly, Po-Po's posts are poo-poo.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 6:26 PM

Any one notice how many people have gotten busted since these arrest? Just saying if they do not get a lot of time (if they did the crime) they could have been like the guy in the drug case that got off for giving information. JMO

-- Posted by NYMAMA on Sat, Aug 28, 2010, at 12:29 AM

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