Seymour business burglaries lead to four arrests

Police have made four arrests after investigating a string of business burglaries dating back to July in Seymour.

According to reports from the Seymour Police Department, police have arrested four men from Maywood, Illinois in the burglaries.

The investigation began on July 11th, when more than $70,000 of semi-truck tires were taken from Best One Kentuckiana on Commerce Drive in Seymour. The investigation revealed that a rental box truck had been stolen from Austin and was used to remove the tires from the Seymour business.

In August, more than $10,000 in mounted semi truck tires were taken from Pomp’s Tire on Commerce Drive. A rental box truck had also been stolen from Kirk’s National Lease on Commerce Drive the day before.

Police identified the four suspects at the Best One burglary as 54-year-old Christopher Edmond Sr., 56-year-old Willie C. Murphy, 69-year-old Nathaniel Murphy and 72-year-old Randell Murphy, all of Maywood Illinois. Evidence also indicated that Nathaniel Murphy and Willie Murphy were involved in the August incidents.

Arrest warrants were issued and the four were arrested by the the Maywood Police Department, which helped identify the suspects. Edmond Sr. has been extradited back to Indiana and the Murphys are in custody and awaiting extradition.

The four are facing charges of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief.

Seymour Police say the investigation is still active and they are working with police departments in West Chicago and Minooka, Illinois as well as Plymouth, Indiana. Authorities believe the four may be suspects in cases being investigated in those cities as well.