Madison, IN—Early Monday morning., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of North US 421 just north of downtown for suspicious activity at a currently vacant residence. Upon arrival, Jefferson County Deputies located James Leroy Davis 41, of Milton, KY and Elmer Emroy “Roy” Benner, 53, of Milton, KY and others that did not have permission to be on the property.
During the investigation, Benner resisted law enforcement by fleeing law enforcement officers. After the completion of the on-scene investigation, Benner and Davis were transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
James Leroy Davis was charged with allegations of Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Elmer “Roy” Benner was charged with Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, and Resisting Law Enforcement by fleeing.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies continued the investigation and learned that Davis and Benner were potentially involved in other reported burglaries at this location during the month of March. Tuesday officers with the Trimble County (KY) Sheriff’s Department assisted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies with obtaining and executing a search warrant at a residence on School Hollow Rd. in Milton, KY. At the residence, numerous items were located that had been reported stolen from the residence in Indiana.
If anyone has potential information related to this crime, please contact Jefferson County Central Dispatch @ 812-265-2648 and request to speak with an on duty Deputy.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Madison Police Department, the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Trimble County Kentucky Sheriff’s Office.