Man arrested on burglary charge

Seymour police arrested a 31-year-old man after they said he entered a home and took items.

Freddie Daniel Chambers of Crothersville faces a Level 4 felony charge of burglary after an incident reported to police Thursday. He also faces a Level 6 felony charge of theft with a prior conviction.

Police were called to 75 Village Circle Ave. in Seymour on a report of a burglary.

When Officer Craig Owens arrived, he went to the back door of the mobile home and found Chambers attempting to exit the residence through a window, according to court documents.

Owens wrote in a probable cause affidavit that Chambers began to retreat back inside before officers told him to get out of the home. Owens and Officer Derrick Shelley, who assisted at the scene, helped Chambers through the window before checking the inside of the home.

In an interview with police, Chambers said he did not know who lived there, was told it was abandoned and only entered because he wanted to lay down.

Shelley wrote in court documents that Chambers said he climbed through a window even though he “knew it was wrong.”

Chambers had a watch that belonged to the homeowner at the time of the interview, police said.

He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 1:02 p.m. Thursday without bond.

A Level 4 felony is punishable between two and 12 years upon conviction.