A Vigo County man was arrested Wednesday following an investigation into area burglaries.
According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, a call was received from a rural Clay City area reporting a home burglary during the morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 11.
The caller reported that sometime during the night, someone broke into their home and stole a television, several dollars in coins and bottles of prescription medicine.
A short time after the Clay County burglary was reported, another was committed in a similar manner approximately 10 miles away in Owen County.
During the course of the investigation, Dustin Charles Beaty, 19, Terre Haute, was identified as a possible suspect, as someone in the vicinity of where the Clay City burglary took place witnessed a suspicious vehicle in the area, matching the description of a vehicle Beaty was known to drive.
Clay County Sheriff's Department (CCSD) Sgt. Jason Frazier located Beaty at his residence, 42 N. 11th St., Terre Haute, and upon arrival, spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious one at the Clay City scene.
According to CCSD officials, Frazier also spotted items matching the description of those stolen in the two burglaries.
Frazier then interviewed Beaty regarding his alleged involvement in the burglaries. According to officials, Beaty then admitted to burglarizing the homes in both counties.
Beaty was arrested and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of Burglary (a Class B felony) and Theft (a Class D felony).
The stolen property was recovered and will be returned to owners.
It is believed Owen County officials will file burglary charges against Beaty in the future.
Beaty remains incarcerated at the justice center on a $25,000 bond, no 10 percent allowed.