Hunting equipment theft results in three arrests in Jennings County

Indiana conservation officers recently arrested three Jennings County residents in connection with the theft of hunting equipment that occurred in early January near Paris Crossing.

Terry J. Kinworthy, 40, John Stacy, 50, and Megan P. Stacy, 41, all of Paris Crossing, were taken into custody after conservation officers executed a search warrant on a residence where multiple stolen items were found., according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement.

Additional items related to other Jennings County theft cases were located during the search along with marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Kinworthy was charged with misdemeanor theft, trespassing, cultivating marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic syringe.

John and Megan Stacy each were charged with misdemeanor cultivating and possession of marijuana.

Conservation officers were assisted by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department and North Vernon Police Department.