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Grand jury indictments

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By The Staff

A burglary suspect, allegedly caught in the act last May by Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies, was indicted by a grand jury August 20.

Christopher Ferguson, of New Albany, Ind., was indicted with the felony offense of burglary in the second degree by Spencer County Grand Jury for an incident involving a home in the 6100 block of Mt. Washington Road. The C class felony carries a penalty, if convicted, of five to 10 years in prison.

Deputies were called to a burglary-in-progress at the home June 11. Once on scene, police reported seeing Ferguson leaving the rear of the home that had the back door pried open and broken glass on the ground.

Ferguson allegedly fled from police and was apprehended after running across a field, hopping two fences and through a creek. Deputies reported they later discovered a crow bar at the scene and the subject’s car with a trunk full of DVDs. Ferguson told police that the DVDs were his.

According to witnesses, Ferguson was knocking on doors looking for empty residences. If anyone did answer their door, witnesses told police that the burglary suspect would ask for directions or some other question and then leave.

Ferguson was also indicted by the grand jury with the misdemeanors of fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and possession of burglar’s tools.

Other indictments by Spencer County Grand Jury August 20:

• Three men were indicted on charges of burglary and theft for two separate incidents that occurred in May 2009.

Acting alone or in complicity with another Jason Harlow, Cody L. Mullins, both of Louisville, and Justin T. Robards, of Crestwood, allegedly committed the felony offense of burglary in the second degree at a home in the 900 block of Wilsonville Road. This offense is a class C felony and could result in five to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The men were also charged with the felony of theft by unlawful taking over $300 for an incident that reportedly occurred during the same time frame in Shelby County.  This offense is a class D felony and could result in one to five years if convicted.

• Earl Thomas David, of 1489 Cull Rd. in Mt. Eden was indicted with one count of illegal possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. These indictments are in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in March 2009. The felony could result in one to five years if convicted.