Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 13, 2014


Kokomo Tribune

---- — 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.

Howard County


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.

Tuesday, 11:01 p.m., police arrested Shawn T. Thieke, 25, 1000 block of North 1100 East, Greentown, at Sycamore and Magnolia streets, on a body attachment warrant.

Tuesday, 11:18 p.m., police arrested Sarah E. Campbell, 29, 1100 block of East Gerhart Street, at Spraker Street and Apperson Way, on a warrant charge of failure to appear, and on a body attachment warrant.

Wednesday, 12:22 a.m., police arrested Jordan S. Jackson, 21, 1000 block of East North Street, at North and Morgan streets, on a felony charge of carrying a handgun without a license.


Monday, 12:49 p.m., a theft of cash was reported at The Other Side, 121 W. Mulberry St.

Tuesday, 4:54 p.m., a theft of metal was reported in the 3600 block of North 00 East/West.

Tuesday, 6:21 p.m., a theft of gift cards was reported at Carson’s, 1158 S. 17th St.

Tuesday, 8:18 p.m., a theft of an Xbox 360 gaming system, controllers and games was reported in the 600 block of Rainbow Drive.