Burglary suspects arrested

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DeWitt County Sheriff Mike Walker released the following statement Friday:

On Thursday, July 25 the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office took a theft / burglary report from a resident located at 12345 Middle Creek Road in rural Clinton, Illinois.  Over thirty (30) items were stolen during this burglary including multiple ATV’s, Scooters, tools and other miscellaneous items.

At approximately 3:25 A.M. Friday, July 26, 2019, DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a neighbor of the Middle Creek Road address advising that there was a burglary in progress at the same residence in which the earlier theft had occurred. The caller who was watching the burglary on their home security system was able to give a description of the vehicle being used in the burglary.  DeWitt County Sheriff’s Deputies who were patrolling in the area responded and located the suspect vehicle and performed a traffic stop the suspect vehicle.  Investigation subsequent to the stop revealed that the suspects had stolen a motorcycle from the Middle Creek Road location.

The following individuals were taken into custody and charged with Burglary, Richard J. Memmott 33, Nicole D. Moore 32, Ashley E. Barry 29 all of Clinton and Robert N. Moore 27 of Kenney.  All suspects remain lodged at the DeWitt County Jail.

Subsequent to the arrest of the above mentioned individual the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office with the Assistance of the Illinois State Police Task Force 6 executed search warrants at a property located on Airport Road in rural Clinton.  As a result of the search warrant all items taken during the Middle Creek Road burglary were located and identified by the owner of the property.  Also located on the property was numerous other items suspected to have been stolen. We encourage anyone who may have information pertaining to this case to contact the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office at 217-935-3196 or DeWitt County Crime Stoppers at 217-935-9438.

This case remains under investigation.  All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.