Man arrested for burglary of Seymour industry

A Seymour man faces two felony charges after stealing tools and batteries from a local industry, police report.

Jordan Alan Ackeret, 22, was arrested for burglary, a Level 5 felony, and theft, a Level 6 felony, and was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 12:12 p.m. Friday without bond.

On Nov. 8, Seymour Police Department officers responded to Seymour Manufacturing, 500 N. Broadway St., in reference to a burglary.

When officers arrived, company officials said the burglary was committed after 3 a.m. Nov. 7 and resulted in more than $3,400 worth of battery-operated power tools being taken, according to a news release from Lt. C.J. Foster. The company provided video surveillance to police.

On Friday, police received a call from a company employee, who said they were following a person who matched the description of the individual who committed the burglary, Foster said. The employee followed the person to a residence in the area of Fifth and Blish streets in Seymour.

Officers and investigators responded to the location and contacted Ackeret. Foster said Ackeret originally denied being involved in the burglary and denied officers consent to search a shed at the location.

During a formal interview with investigators, Ackeret admitted to the burglary, Foster said.

Based on a totality of information, investigators obtained a Jackson Superior Court 2 search warrant for a shed at 701 E. Fifth St. During a search of the shed, numerous Milwaukee and Ryobi battery-powered tools and batteries belonging to Seymour Manufacturing were recovered, Foster said.

Ackeret was arrested and transported to the jail.