Jennings investigation leads to recovery of stolen gun

Miranda Garrett. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department

A weeks-long investigation in Jennings County has led to the recovery of a stolen gun in Columbus.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the investigation started on April 13th when a burglary was reported in Country Squire Lakes. Among the items taken were a motor vehicle and a firearm. The vehicle was recovered two days later and evidence led police to a home a few doors down from the site of the burglary.

A search warrant was issued and more stolen items from the home were recovered, along with drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. A suspect, Miranda Garrett was taken into custody.

Last week, deputies came to Columbus to follow up on a lead from their investigation about the location of the firearm. It was recovered by deputies.

Garrett is facing charges of Burglary, Theft, Auto Theft, Violation of Indiana’s Legend Drug Act as well as for possessing methamphetamine, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s department is urging residents who are going to be away from their home for weeks or months to contact the department to have extra patrols check on your property while you are away. That should include a list of people and vehicles that are authorized to be at your home while you are away.

The sheriff’s department says the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information you can call Deputy John Hartman at 812-346-8642