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Two arrested on burglary allegations

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Two Terre Haute men were recently arrested amid allegations of burglary and theft.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Luke Michael Wagner, 22, and Jeremy Joseph Lumsdon, 23, were taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center during the early hours of Monday morning.

Both men were booked on preliminary charges of burglary, theft, trespass and criminal mischief.

Although some details are being withheld to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, officials confirmed deputies were already in the area on patrol when they responded to an active burglar alarm in a barn located at an unidentified rural Clay County residence near State Road 42. The door of the barn appeared to have been forced open and fresh mud was located on the floor of the building.

During the preliminary investigation, a deputy discovered burglary tools and other items potentially used in criminal activity.

Meanwhile, another deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area of the report and initiated a traffic stop. While questioning the driver, he allegedly told the deputy his buddy was following and should be right behind him. When the second vehicle arrived, the deputy initiated another traffic stop and began questioning the second driver.

Wagner and Lumsdon were ultimately taken into custody around 4 a.m., Monday.

Paying 10-percent of his $10,000 cash bond Tuesday, Wagner bonded out to await formal court proceedings.

On Wednesday, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office presented information about the allegations in a Probable Cause Affidavit for Further Incarceration in Clay Superior Court. The allegations were enough for the judge to agree to keep Lumsdon in custody as the investigation continues and formal charges can be brought in the case. A No Contact Order was also issued on behalf of the victim.

According to officials Thursday, Lumsdon remains incarcerated on a $10,000 cash bond, with no 10-percent allowed.

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