Item of evidence leads police to burglary suspect


A 22-year-old Jackson County man faces preliminary charges of burglary in connection with an incident reported Dec. 2 in Seymour.

The arrest of Jacob Shutters of Seymour on Tuesday on a Level 5 felony charge stemmed from an investigation by detectives with Seymour Police Department.

The investigation began with the reported theft of electronic items, a welder, and power and hand tools from Denny’s Auto Repair and Towing at 511 E. Tipton St., according to a news release from Detective Sgt. C.J. Foster.

During the investigation, an item was located that was believed to have been left behind by the suspect. Evidence from that item was later processed and forwarded to the Indiana State Police lab for further examination.

On Feb. 12, detective received information from that lab identifying Shutters as a suspect.

On Tuesday, patrol officers found Shutters on and notified detectives, who interviewed him, which led to his arrest.

Shutters was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday. He is being held without bond pending his initial appearance before a judge.

The stolen items have not yet been recovered, and the investigation is continuing, police said.

A Level 5 felony is punishable by one to six years in prison upon conviction. The advisory sentence is three years. 

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