2 Ind. men charged in Preble County home burglary

William Miller, 22, and Jesse Chagdes, 20, are in the Wayne County (Ind.) Jail charged with felony burglary and theft from an elderly person, Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson said Monday afternoon.

Miller, Chagdes and two females were arrested Sept. 3 as the result of a search warrant executed at 805 NW Fifth St. in Richmond, where police and deputies found property believed to have been stolen from a home in Fairhaven, Simpson said.

Deputies and Richmond police went to the Fifth Street address after the resident in Fairhaven, who lives in the 7000 block of State Route 177, reported that several thousand dollars worth of property had been taken in a burglary on Sept. 2.

The next day, a clerk at Foster Antiques in Richmond contacted the resident and said four people were trying to sell property to the business. The clerk reportedly recognized the property, Simpson's office said.

The search of the Fifth Street address turned up property believed to have been stolen in Fairhaven and a vehicle used in the crime.

One of the females is being held pending the filing of charges in Preble County, Simpson's office said. The other female was not arrested.

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