By Donald Richie, News writer
The second suspect in a string of local burglaries has been caught.
Jeremy Puckett, 29, was arrested without incident Monday morning at Georgetown Community Hospital, where his wife was giving birth to their son, according to Harrison County Sheriffs Office Det. Paul Olin.
He was escorted out of the hospital as discreetly as possible, Olin said.
Puckett was being sought on charges stemming from multiple incidents on Old Lair Road, Commonwealth Lane and the Connersville area between Feb. 19 and March 9.
The most noteworthy of those was the March 8 burglary at the home of Kevin and Debbie Landrum where Pucketts alleged accomplice, 25-year-old Thomas Perysian, was shot by Kevin Landrum.
Olin said he was arrested on a total of 14 charges, including two warrants from Fayette and Scott counties.
The local charges were four counts of complicity to commit burglary second degree, two counts of complicity to commit burglary first degree, six counts of complicity to commit theft by unlawful taking and one count of complicity of theft of a controlled substance.
Olin said law enforcement officials had been looking for Puckett at a residence in Georgetown but had never been able to make contact.
He was just kind of laying low, so to speak, he said.
Puckett is being held in the Grant County Detention Center on a total of $20,000 in bonds.