24-count indictment issued in case

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

August 13, 2014

NEW PARIS — A Preble County grand jury indicted a New Paris man, on 24-counts for his role in multiple burglary and thefts.

On Monday, Aug. 4, Joshua C. Saylor, 32, was indicted on 24 separate counts for his involvement with multiple burglaries and thefts between May and July of this year.

According to Sheriff Mike Simpson, residential burglaries and thefts were investigated by Sheriff’s Office deputies where Saylor was the suspect. Saylor was arrested on Wednesday, July 16, after he fled from a residence that he entered, removing firearms.

The homeowner and children were home at the time he committed the crime.

The thefts occurred in the New Paris and Eldorado area, according to Simpson. The Sheriff’s Office has cleared 12 cases with this indictment.

Officials said Saylor was responsible for stealing guns, jewelry, cash, tools, power equipment including chain saws, leaf blowers and weed eaters, and televisions. Some property in these cases has been recovered, Simpson reported.

Saylor has been charged with two counts burglary, a second degree felony; four counts burglary, a third degree felony; four counts, theft, a fifth degree felony; three counts theft, a third degree felony; six counts theft, a first degree felony; four counts breaking & entering, a fifth degree felony; one count obstructing official business, a fifth degree felony.

Saylor remained in the Preble County Jail at press time.