EATON — Preble County Sheriff deputies have charged two individuals for break-ins which occurred in April of this year, according to a written statement from the Sheriff’s Office.
Twenty-eight year old Russell Atkinson II was indicted by a Preble County grand jury on Monday, June 2, for his alleged involvement in a residential burglary on April 1 of this year.
A homeowner on U.S. 127 North returned home from work to find her home had been broken into and several pieces of jewelry had been “removed” according to the statement from the Sheriff’s Office. An investigation led deputies to interview the suspect, who confessed to the crime, stating he had pawned the items in Kettering. Atkinson is charged with burglary, a felony of the third degree and theft, a felony of the fifth degree. He has been summoned to appear in Preble County Common Pleas Court, as of press time, he has not been booked for the charges.
Michelle Bryant, 30, of Eaton, was indicted by a grand jury on Monday, June 2, regarding a residential burglary which occurred on April 3 of this year. A homeowner on Wysong Road returned home to find his front door and window damaged, and a television missing, according to a written statement from the Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators found the television had been pawned in Dayton within a few hours after the break-in. Bryant has been indicted on charges of burglary, a third degree felony, theft, a first degree misdemeanor, and receiving stolen property, a first degree misdemeanor. Bryant is currently housed in Preble County Jail on charges relating to this case, as well as others. The Sheriff’s Department said Bryant is a known heroin user.