Homeowner recognizes stolen items; man arrested

A burglar suspect was arrested after a homeowner said she saw him walking in an alley with some of her property.

Columbus police officers were sent to a fight in progress in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

When they arrived, officers said they found several people fighting in the alley, Harris said. Officers stopped one of the individuals, Brandon A. Kincheloe, 24, of 1441 Sycamore St., and later determined he was a suspect in a burglary that had occurred, Harris said.

Officers found marijuana, a large smoking pipe and property believed to have been taken during the burglary when they searched Kincheloe, Harris said.

Kincheloe was arrested on preliminary charges of burglary, theft, battery, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.

Kincheloe is being held without bond at the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.