Andrews council hears about charges filed for home invasion

Charges have been filed against two men for a home invasion that occurred in Andrews last June.

Town Marshal Austin Bullock reported the news to the Andrews Town Council during its meeting on Monday, Jan. 8. Bullock stated that Trevor D. Geyer, of Andrews, and Josyah A. Arquette, of Huntington, had each been charged with multiple felonies in relation to the crime by the Huntington County prosecutor’s office on Dec. 13 of last year. Geyer stands charged of armed burglary with a deadly weapon, robbery, auto theft and theft; Arquette stands charged of the same items, save for theft.

Geyer, noted Bullock, was already incarcerated at the Huntington County Jail at the time the charges were filed. Arquette, however, is still at-large, he said. Bullock advised anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact Huntington County Dispatch at 356-8316.

The home invasion occurred in the early-morning hours of June 19 at a residence on North Market Street. Bullock investigated the case along with Det. Malcom Jones, of the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, and Det. Matt Teusch, of the Indiana State Police.

“It’s not over yet,” said Bullock. “I’m sure there will be a long court process, but at least the family will get some satisfaction.”

Bullock noted that armed burglary with a deadly weapon is a Level 2 felony, carrying with it a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum of 30.

In other business, the board learned that a structural engineering report on a building that caught fire on Dec. 11 deemed the structure to be salvageable. The building, located at 48 S. Main St., houses apartments, which remain abandoned due to the necessity of repairs to the structure. Councilwoman Bonnie Walker stated that the cost of those repairs might be high enough to deem the building not worth saving.