Medaryville Man Arrested on Burglary, Theft Charges

Joshua Shepherd
Joshua Shepherd
A Medaryville man was arrested Wednesday, June 19 on charges that stem from a burglary incident in October of 2012.

Joshua Shepherd, 25, was arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary, a Class C felony and Theft, a Class D felony.

According to the police report filed in the Pulaski County Circuit Court, a Francesville woman called police on Oct. 14 and reported that someone broke into her house while she had been out of town and stole her prescription medications. A window had been broken and was missing from the bathroom in her bedroom.

The victim stated that she had reportedly spoken to Shepherd one week before leaving town and he had come back to her residence several times that day.

Police were called back to her residence two days later when she reportedly found the
missing bathroom window and a small waste paper basket that contained a large amount of glass. The victim deduced that the suspect had reportedly cleaned up the broken glass after he entered the home, put in the the garbage can, removed the garbage can from the bathroom and left it outside by the shed.

Evidence was taken from the scene and from that evidence and a witness statement, probable cause was found for Shepherd’s arrest.