2018-06-27 / Front Page

Stilesville man arrested for burglary of Gosport church

Korey Scott Davis Korey Scott Davis Korey Scott Davis, age 22, of Stilesville, was arrested in connection with burglary investigations conducted by officers from the Owen County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.

According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Owen County Deputy Ryan Combs, a burglary was reported to dispatch on June 11 regarding a church in Gosport. Officers were advised that several items had been removed from the building and that it appeared someone gained access by breaking a window.

During the course of the initial investigation, officers obtained photographs taken by a witness of two potential suspects. Officers also learned that more than one nearby building or property may have been burglarized. After completing the on scene investigations, officers attempted to confirm the identities of the two men depicted in the photographs. Once their identities were confirmed, officers turned their focus on locating the stolen property and the two suspects.

Officers travelled to Mr. Davis’ last known address and learned that he had recently moved. Officers were directed to another residence where they obtained consent to search the property from the owner. Officers located Mr. Davis and several of the stolen items from the various burglaries. Based on their findings, officers arrested Mr. Davis and booked him into the Owen County Jail on preliminary charges.

According to Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, Mr. Davis was formally charged by his office with two counts of burglary, both level 5 felonies punishable up to six years in prison under the new criminal code, and three counts of misdemeanor theft. The Prosecutor advised this is an ongoing investigation and more information and arrests may be forthcoming in the near future. Further that these criminal charges are only allegations and that this suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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