|The wrong place at the wrong time: Suspect Dale Wright charged with burglary|
It was a classic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Scott County Prosecutor's Office, Dale Wright, 48, Scottsburg, was caught by Scottsburg Patrolman Trevis Burr coming out the front door of a Scottsburg business office on U.S. Highway 31 North.
Unfortunately for Mr. Wright, the time was about 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26.
Ptl. Burr was dispatched to the business after the building's alarm went off. From what the patrolman and Sgt. Steven Herald could ascertain, Wright had gone to the business, taken a ladder out of a nearby building and climbed up to a second story window. He then apparently broke the window, climbed in and began looking through the office for items to take.
When he was taken into custody, Wright allegedly had a little over $11 in his pocket, apparently take from the company's petty cash fund, a small flashlight, an electric drill and a battery charger.
He was transported to the Scott County Security Center by Sgt. Herald.
For his troubles, Wright has been charged with burglary, as a Class C felony. His initial court hearing was held on June 28, and a not guilty plea was entered for him. Prosecutor Jason Mount also filed a Notice of Habitual Felon Status, indicating that the State of Indiana will file those papers, which, if granted by the Court, will increase the penalty Wright may receive for his alleged actions.
Wright's trial date has been scheduled for October 29. His case has been assigned to a public defender. Bond is set at $50,000 corporate surety/full cash.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:21|