Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

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May 9, 2014

Second brother charged in burglaries

The twins, Austin and Andrew Ferguson, each face eight felonies

A man wanted in a string of burglaries he allegedly committed with his twin brother turned himself in to the Howard County jail Wednesday.

Andrew J. Ferguson, 22, was wanted on a warrant for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and aiding, inducing or causing burglary, all Class B felonies; conspiracy to commit burglary and aiding, inducing or causing burglary as Class C felonies; and two Class D felony charges of receiving stolen property.

Police arrested his twin brother, Austin Ferguson, 22, last week on the same charges stemming from a string of burglaries dating back to December.

The twins also were arrested April 11 in connection to a burglary at Doc’s Detail Shop, located at 1111 S. 17th St. Both were released from jail April 22 after posting $1,500, 10 percent of the $15,000 bail.

Police then linked the brothers to more burglary investigations, and arrest warrants were issued for the two.

According to Kokomo police, the warrants stem from a Dec. 3 burglary of guns and safes at 1100 Highland Drive, an April 2 break-in at Mac’s Market, 1727 S. Webster St., and an April 10 burglary at 1705 Snead Drive.

The Fergusons are now being held at the Howard County jail on a $30,000 cash-only bond. Austin is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges today in Howard Superior Court 4, while Andrew’s arraignment is set for May 16 also in Howard Superior Court 4.

If convicted, they could face up to 20 years on the Class B felonies, eight years on each Class C felony and up to three years on the Class D felonies.

Mike Fletcher can be reached at 765-454-8565 or mike.fletcher@kokomotribune.com.

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