Darren Doyle, story:
A Brownsville man faces a felony charge after he was arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in the area, according to Brownsville Police Chief Jeremy Hodges.
Chief Hodges said BPD responded to Brownsville businesses Subway, Cee Bee Food Store, and Dairy Queen on Friday to investigate glass breakage, criminal mischief, and attempted burglaries.
"Through investigation, a suspect was developed and Jess Mason was interviewed and arrested in the city limits of Brownsville this morning, around midnight, April 16th," Chief Hodges told the Edmonson Voice.
Hodges said the arrest was made at a residence in Brownsville with assistance from the Smiths Grove Police Department and the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Jess Mason, (23) of Brownsville, was charged with Criminal Mischief first degree, a Class D felony.
Smiths Grove Police Chief Jason Franks said Mason was also a suspect in multiple burglaries in Smiths Grove on Friday night and Saturday morning that included Marigold Vintage, The Flavor Isle, Dr. Avula's Office at Graves Gilbert Clinic, and Building Blocks Daycare.
"We received several anonymous tips during our investigation of the break-ins," said Chief Franks. "We reached out to Brownsville and Edmonson County, who also were investigating break-ins and we soon realized we were looking for the same guy."
Chief Franks said that Mason also will face charges in Warren County for Criminal mischief first and second degree, as well as Burglary third degree with more charges pending.
"This arrest came about from cooperation between the agencies and from the community," said Chief Franks.
The investigation is still ongoing.