Medora man arrested for burglary


Police recently arrested a Jackson County man in connection with the burglary of the Medora Coon Hunters Club in early May.

Calib Tanner Willis, 21, of Medora faces a Level 5 felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of theft.

According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer, county Officer Clint Burcham responded to a call May 8. The caller told police that the club had been broken into and several items, including food, had been stolen.

Burcham collected DNA evidence from an item that was left at the scene and sent it to the Indiana State Police Laboratory for analysis, Meyer said.

On Thursday, the DNA evidence identified Willis as the suspect. Burcham obtained a warrant and arrested him later in the day.

Upon his arrest, Willis admitted to stealing the items, police said.

County officers Aaron Wilkins and Zach Elliott and Detective J.L. McElfresh assisted with the investigation.

A Level 5 felony carries a sentence of one to six years with an advisory sentence of three years if convicted.

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