Indiana Conservation Officers’ Arrest Helps Crack Theft Ring

Indiana Conservation Officers arrested a Palmyra man on Monday, and uncovered clues linking him and others to multiple burglaries and thefts in the southern Indiana area. Lowell Tom Wilson (49) was arrested by Conservation Officers and incarcerated at the Washington County Jail on charges of Receiving Stolen Property and Auto Theft. 

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, an off-duty Indiana Conservation Officer received a call from a citizen who witnessed two males abandon an Oldsmobile Bravada and set it on fire outside of Fredericksburg, before fleeing on foot. Conservation Officers quickly located and arrested Wilson, who was also in possession of stolen jewelry and credit cards. 

A short while later, another male, Jeremy Henley (30) of Palmyra, was located on foot and arrested by a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy. Subsequent interviews of Wilson and Henley conducted by conservation officers, state police and sheriff’s deputies gleaned information that led them to Crawford County. 

On Wednesday, an Indiana Conservation Officer in Crawford County located a vehicle and trailer registered to an acquaintance of Wilson’s abandoned near a residence that had been burglarized. Among the stolen items recovered were a television, air compressor, and stereo equipment. 

As a result of this investigation, numerous theft and burglary cases involving ATVs and other personal items have been solved. The investigation is ongoing by multiple agencies, and additional charges and arrests are possible. 
 
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