Arrest made in Versailles burglary

A residential burglary occurred in Versailles March 17, and with the help of the property owner’s surveillance camera footage, Versailles police were able to make an arrest less than 24 hours later.

The report from Natalie and Jerry Gilpin, 575 Tanglewood Road came in to dispatch at 9:48 p.m. Versailles Police Chief Joe Mann responded and contacted state police crime scene technicians. Within four hours, fingerprints were lifted and the video revealed a suspect, according to Mann.

Andrew L. Landis, 21, of Versailles, was taken into custody without incident. A search warrant of his home was also issued by the next morning, and Mann said they recovered the stolen jewelry at a Dearborn County business. Besides the jewelry, loose change was also taken from the house.

Landis is in the Ripley County Jail. Landis was on probation; so, a probation hearing will also be scheduled. He is charged with burglary, a class B felony, punishable from six to 20 years, and also theft, a class D felony. The investigation is ongoing, and Mann said there may be other charges filed. Mann commented that surveillance cameras are a good investment when something like this occurs.


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