Suspect arrested in store burglary


A former employee

has been arrested in connection with a weekend burglary at a North Vernon electrical supply store.

James T. Beavers, 44, of Scottsburg, is accused of breaking into the S&G Electrical Inc. store at 2970 N. State Road 3, stealing two cash register drawers, a bank deposit bag, two fuel cards and three credit cards, according to a news release from Detective

Brandy Blevins. Both

cash registers and the bank deposit bag contained cash, Blevins reported.

Beavers was booked into the Jennings County Jail on Saturday evening after his arrest in Seymour by Seymour police.

He faces a Level 4 felony charge of burglary and a Level 5 felony charge of possession of stolen property.

Police said the events that led to Beavers’ arrest began at 7:44 a.m. Saturday when North Vernon officers were called to investigate a burglary at the store.

When officers arrived, they found someone had used a tool to cut into the building, allowing them access to

the store, according to the news release.

Once inside the building, the person pried open

a storage cabinet to take

the money and cards,

Blevins reported.

Later that evening, one of the missing cash register drawers was found along County Road 350N in Jennings County, police said.

Police also said a witness reported seeing Beavers’ vehicle in the parking lot of the business after-hours.

Seymour police officers assisted by contacting Beavers, who was in the city.

Police said a search of

Beavers’ vehicle led

to the stolen bank deposit bag, which contained about $300 and stolen credit cards. Evidence of the tool likely used to enter the building also was found.

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