The 5th person who was wanted in a string of local burglaries has been found.
Jasper Police say 17-year-old Savion Frye was taken into custody at a hotel in Louisville yesterday by Louisville Metro Police. JPD credits tips from the public in helping to locate Frye. Frye is currently incarcerated in Louisville, where he is awaiting a trial and extradition back to Indiana to face local charges.
Authorities say 4 other people were taken into custody in this case. 19-year-old Gina Kieffner, 18-year-old Kyle Peckinpaugh, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female have all been arrested and charged with burglary and theft within the last couple of days. Kieffner and the 17-year-old female were taken into custody yesterday.
Now authorities say those arrested were involved in 3 burglaries over Memorial Day weekend. One was reported at a residence along Genevieve Avenue in Jasper and the other 2 happened on County Road 550 West in Ireland. 2 of the 3 homes had money stolen from them and one of the homes in Ireland had other items, including a 1999 Ford pickup truck stolen.
Police say the truck was found empty off of a Pike County road. Some of the money stolen from the Genevieve Avenue residence has also been recovered. Other items that were stolen have yet to be found.
JPD is still asking the public to come forward if they know of other thefts from cars over the last month. If you have had something taken out of your car since May 9th and it hasn’t been reported, you should call Jasper Police at (812)-482-2255 and ask to speak with Detective Sgt. Rick Chambers.