A 25-year-old Seymour man was arrested Friday morning for his role in the theft of a pair of hunting boots and a trail camera card from a rural Brownstown business earlier this year, police report.
Scott Fredrick Schuerman faces a Level 5 felony charge of burglary that stems from an investigation conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Lt. Adam Nicholson said rural Brownstown residents contacted him after items were stolen from their barn in March. The couple sell dog food and hunting supplies from a barn on their property.
The resident told Nicholson that a pellet gun, a shotgun and other items also had been stolen from the barn before the boots were taken.
He said he had purchased two trail cameras and placed them inside and outside the barn after the items went missing.
Schuerman, who had been a customer at the barn in the past, was at the Schneiders’ property March 27 and spoke with the resident for about a half-hour before leaving, police reported.
When the man entered the barn, he noticed the trail camera was missing, according to Nicholson’s report.
He then asked his wife to get the camera card from the outside trail camera to see if it had photos of who took the inside camera.
Nicholson said photos from that camera showed Schuerman leaving the property with a new pair of boots.
Schuerman was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 7:17 a.m. Friday without bond. His initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court has not been scheduled.
A Level 5 felony is punishable between one and six years with an advisory sentence of three years upon conviction.