Quick ISP response leads to arrest of burglary suspect


Eithan Michael Stevens, 18, Greenfield

CARTHAGE — Officials from the Indiana State Police say quick action by some of their troopers led to the arrest and charges against a Greenfield man and a juvenile who have been accused of breaking into a home.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Indiana State Police Pendleton District responded to a call made by a homeowner who believed his property was being burglarized.

When Trooper Ray Otter and Trooper Clayton Fox arrived at the residence near the 300 block of Log Street in Carthage, they spoke with the homeowner who told them that he heard unidentified voices coming from his property.

While the troopers waited for additional officers, an individual attempted to escape from the residence through a broken back window. Troopers immediately gave verbal commands to the individual and placed him in handcuffs. After it was determined the suspect was a juvenile, he was released to his parent and a report will be filed with juvenile probation.

As officers prepared to enter and search the residence, a second individual attempted to escape through the same back window. Officers again gave verbal commands and the individual was arrested without any further incident.

Eithean Michael Stevens, 18, 500 block of N. Pratt Street, Greenfield, was arrested and faces preliminary charges of a Level 6 Felony count of residential entry, a Class A misdemeanor count of trespassing, a Class B misdemeanor count of criminal mischief and a Class B misdemeanor count of false informing.

Officials from the ISP said Trooper Tyler Painter also assisted on the scene, along with deputies from the Rush County Sheriff’s Department. Stevens is being held in the Rush County Jail until charges are officially filed.