Police nab suspect in couch theft
A couch thief had a daring plan for a midnight burglary Tuesday, only to be foiled by a vigilant neighbor and the Kokomo police.
Police said Chad E. Stout, 37, 1300 block of West 400 South, broke into a garage in the 700 block of South Indiana Avenue and tried to make off with a couch by pushing the large piece of furniture down the ice-covered street.
“He was going to store it in a vacant garage nearby,” KPD Major Brian Seldon said.
A neighbor spotted Stout attempting to steal the couch and phoned police, who nabbed Stout within two blocks of the burglary scene.
Stout was charged with burglary as a Class C felony.
Tuesday, 8:32 a.m., police arrested Nathaniel A. Long, 31, 700 block of North Union Street, at the Howard County Jail, on a battery charge.
Tuesday, 9:16 a.m., police arrested Brian E. Bierkey, 39, 1600 block of North Purdum Street, at the same address, on felony charges of dealing a controlled substance and dealing marijuana.
Tuesday, 10:43 a.m., police arrested Kyle Lee Stacy, 33, 400 block of Bradford Drive, at the Howard County Jail, on a petition to revoke.
Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., police arrested Tobiah R. Belcher, 37, 900 block of Danbury Drive, at the Carroll County Jail, on a warrant charge of failure to appear.
Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., police arrested Robert C. Patton, 32, 700 block of South Wabash Avenue, in the 800 block of East Hoffer Street, on a petition to revoke, and on two warrant charges of failure to appear.
Tuesday, 4 p.m., police arrested Clayton S. Phillabaum, 18, 1400 block of North Webster Street, at Markland Avenue and Calumet Street, on a marijuana possession charge.
Tuesday, 5:04 p.m., police arrested Jessica R. Rex, 31, 500 block of Southlea Drive, at home, on a warrant charge of failure to appear.
Tuesday, 8:15 p.m., police arrested Rommel Stigger, 41, 1100 block of North Webster Street, at the Howard County Courthouse, on a warrant charge of failure to appear.