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Two men preliminary charged with burglary

Friday, February 18, 2011

Troy Reik
Two Vigo County residents are in the Clay County Justice Center and have been preliminary charged with burglary.

Clay County Sheriff's Department Deputies recently received complaints from county residents who believed a Clay County home had been broken into, with several items being stolen.

The property owner had been contacted and confirmed a burglary had occurred.

Joshua Walls
Deputies began investigating the burglaries and received information from a witness of suspicious four-wheelers, which had been seen in the immediate area of the residence.

Deputies were able to follow four-wheeler tire prints left in the muddy roadways, which led to one of the suspect(s) homes in eastern Vigo County.

After several attempts to speak with the occupants of the home, deputies were able to interview a male occupant. The man admitted his involvement in the burglary and provided detailed information.

During the course of the investigation, the stolen items were discovered, both inside the home and garage. Deputies were also able to recover a stolen four-wheeler that was reported in a separate incident.

A second male was identified when he arrived at the residence riding another four-wheeler.

The arrested suspects were identified as Joshua Walls, 34, and Troy Reik, 39, both of Riley. The suspects were preliminary charged with class C felony burglary, which carries a possible prison sentence of 2-8 years.

Both remain incarcerated at the justice center on $10,000 cash bonds while awaiting formal court proceedings.

Meanwhile, deputies also received information, which led them to another Clay County home. They were able to recover a truck that had been reported stolen from the Brazil area approximately one week ago.

Deputies also discovered a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory inside a detached garage where the stolen truck was located. The truck and meth lab are still under investigation.

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Nice job CCSD! The gall that it takes to steal another person's property!

-- Posted by brazilian on Sat, Feb 19, 2011, at 7:24 AM

I swear these two were the men who were at my doors (that I didn't open) at 9:30 pm in January. One was ringing the door bell even though all my lights were off including inside lights. Then the other pulled into my drive in a pick up truck and got out. Why was one on foot ahead of the truck? One rang the other door as well while the other stood back in the drive and watched the house. Paranoid? Maybe. Smart not to open my door? Definitely. Smart for them not to break into my door? Most definitely due to the home protection devices waiting for them on the other side if that was their intention.

-- Posted by Claycountian on Sat, Feb 19, 2011, at 9:36 AM

i think people should mind their own damn buisness because its my little girls father that u r slandering. every1 makes mistakes and im sure ur not perfect either, and as 4 ur accusasion toward them knocking on ur door...neither one of the men own a pick up truck so i would think bout what u post on here

-- Posted by bakernakoa on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 12:15 PM

BAKER .. if you don't want to read what people think of an article (or someone written in it), then stay off the opinion page.

If this is your choice of male role models in your daughter's life .. then so be it. What are the chances "we" are wrong (he admitted guilt) and he's just misunderstood?

Why should the people he STOLE from believe he "just made a mistake"? No harm done? Should they look the other way (like you do)? Would you be so forgiving if it was YOUR stuff he took?

Keep giving him an "out" for his mistakes, instead of holding him accountable, and he'll continue to show up on these pages - and have comments made about what he's done.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Feb 23, 2011, at 11:48 AM

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