Two arrested for burglaries in Crothersville


A man and a woman face felony burglary charges after admitting to multiple break-ins to investigators, police report.

Tevis Michael Deaton, 22, of Medora faces four preliminary Level 4 felony charges of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of theft after an incident Tuesday in Crothersville.

Laniaka Ivie Carlisle, 18, of Nabb faces a preliminary Level 4 felony of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of theft.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer J.L. McElfresh responded to a burglary call from a homeowner at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of South County Road 1200E.

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While speaking with the homeowner, McElfresh learned someone had broken into the residence on several occasions and had taken items. Those items included two backpacks, food, jewelry, fishing equipment and more, police said.

During that time, Deaton and Carlisle were named as suspects.

At 9:15 p.m. that day, McElfresh learned the two suspects may be at a residence just north of the victim’s house.

McElfresh and Officer Jordan Hawn responded, and McElfresh was able to locate and interview Deaton and Carlisle.

During the interview, Deaton admitted to breaking into the residence on four occasions, while Carlisle said she went to the residence once or twice, police said.

Deaton also showed McElfresh where most of the stolen items were located, police said. 

Carlisle and Deaton were both booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 11:14 p.m. without bond.

A Level 4 felony is punishable by a sentence between two and 12 years upon conviction. The advisory sentence is six years.

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