2 arrested in connection with burglary, thefts

Tribune staff reports

Two people have been arrested in connection with a burglary reported Thursday morning in the Crothersville area, police report.

Korey Lee Sparrow, 31, and Benjamin Tyler Wayne Pearson, 22, both of Crothersville, face charges of burglary and theft in connection with someone cutting the locks off a shed and taking tools and other items, according to a news report from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

County Officer Rob Henley responded to that incident, reported at 7:28 a.m. Thursday in the 5300 block of South County Road 1000E.

Henley said in his report that a neighbor had seen a suspicious vehicle in the area and reported it to the owner of the home where the thefts occurred.

The homeowner and Henley found several items missing from two outbuildings, including cordless power tools, window air conditioning units, lights and other hand tools.

Henley said he and Crothersville Police Chief Richard Hanlin were able to identify Sparrow and Pearson as suspects and arrested them.

After arresting the two, Henley said police found the stolen items in a garage at Sparrow’s residence on County Road 1000E and an indoor marijuana growing operation along with paraphernalia used in the consumption of marijuana and methamphetamine. The stolen items were returned to their owner.

Sparrow was arrested on additional charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Sparrow and Pearson were being held without bond at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown pending initial hearings.