SCOTTSBURG, IN (WAVE) - Seven people responsible for a number of burglaries are behind bars after authorities shut down a southern Indiana burglary ring.
The Scott County Sheriff's office said of the 29 burglaries over the past several months 22 of them occurred in Scott County.
Police said the group would go into homes and grab any valuables they could including guns, computers, televisions and even wrapped Christmas presents.
The sheriff's office said they aren't surprised the suspects kept stealing and selling the items as fast as they could; during primary interviews the suspects stated they were supporting an addiction to prescription narcotics.
After one of the six burglaries on Dec. 22, someone called in a detailed description of a vehicle. An animal control officer followed that vehicle and called police, which ended in their arrests.
The Scott County Sheriff's office arrested the following people:
Lance Igou, 25, of Scottsburg, is charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft and two counts of possession of stolen property.
Brad L. Hyde, 36, of Lexington, IN, is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Joshua Allen Spicer, 25, of Scottsburg, is charged with four counts of possession of stolen property, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of maintaining a common nuisance.
Paul Michael Collins, 31, of Scottsburg, is charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Scottie Wayne Taulbee, 30, of Seymour, is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of receiving stolen property.
Charlie Michael Eversole, 19, of Austin, is charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft and two counts of possession of stolen property.
Jessica Diane Wilson, 30, of Scottsburg, is charged with three counts of possession of stolen property, three counts of theft and three counts of burglary.
All were booked into the Scott County Jail and are awaiting their initial court appearances.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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