Police arrest one burglary suspect, seek two others

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 28, 2001

Staff Writer

A Troy teenager is behind bars and police are looking for two other suspects in a Wednesday afternoon burglary of an

occupied residence.

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Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, officers from the Troy Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Elm Street in regards to a burglary in progress.

According to Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage, the victim called the police department about someone breaking into his home. The three armed individuals were still in the residence while the victim was on the phone. After realizing they had been discovered, the suspects fled across Elm Street on foot after breaking and exiting a window.

"Our officers were on the scene within two minutes of the call," Everage said.

Minutes after officers arrived on the scene, Kevin Antonio Cummings, 16, of Troy was taken into custody and charged with a Class A felony, meaning the teen is treated as an adult in connection with the crime.

He was being held in the Pike County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

By Thursday afternoon, authorities had secured a warrant for a second suspect, but did not want to release his identity because the suspect is considered a flight risk.

Detectives are still investigating the incident and expect to identify a third suspect.

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident are asked to assist the TPD with any helpful information by calling the police department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.

"We appreciate the public’s help in assisting the Troy Police Department with this case," Everage said.Everage commended his officers for their immediate response, which led to the arrest of Cummings.

"The quick response by the Troy Police Department provided officers with valuable information on the other alleged perpetrators in connection with this crime," Everage said.