WESTPORT – Two Westport men suspected of stealing a utility terrain vehicle, cash and other items from a rural home late last month have been arrested and now face felony burglary and theft charges.
A recent investigation by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department and Westport Town Marshals led to the arrest of Devin Q. Winchester, 20, and Corey T. Bruner, 18, within the last week. Both men have been charged with burglary, a class B felony, and theft, a class D felony. Winchester faces an additional felony charge of possession of stolen property.
Investigators believe Winchester, with the assistance of Bruner and a juvenile accomplice, entered a residence in the 1600 block of West SR 46 in Greensburg during the night of June 22, and stole a Honda Razor Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). They then rode the vehicle throughout the town of Westport the following day, accompanied by two other juveniles and another friend, police said.
Bruner is alleged to also have stolen a shotgun from the same residence as well as cash, according to charging information filed June 25 in the Decatur Circuit Court. Bruner was arrested Tuesday following the service of a warrant that had been issued for his arrest last week.
Police responded to a report of a burglary the morning of June 25 when a homeowner told police his home had been broken into and he believed several items had been stolen.
A Razor UTV and $800 in cash from an RV parked in an outbuilding on his property were reported missing. The doors of the vehicles were not locked and the key had been left in the ignition of the UTV, the homeowner said.
A juvenile suspect allegedly seen riding the UTV the morning following the burglary was later detained and questioned by police about the theft. The juvenile directed police to Winchester, who lives with his father in a rental property in the 3800 block of West CR 1100S in Westport.