Three arrested for Pike County, IL burglary string

L to R: Hargett, Mesey, Gentry.

On Monday, February 5th, Pike County Sheriff's Office and Pittsfield City Police Officers made contact with a white, four door passenger car in Pittsfield.

Deputies arrested the driver, Kensey R. Mesey, 24 of Mt. Vernon, IN, for Possession of Methamphetamine.

A passenger was also arrested on two outstanding Pike County warrants - Majole L. Gentry, 23 of Murfreesboro, TN.

During the stop, several items that were recently reported as stolen were located.

The items were reported stolen in two separate burglaries in Florence and Pearl near 'Midway'.

Deputies were able to tie one additional burglary to the east side of Pike County including near Pearl.

Three of these residential burglaries were reported the week prior and the fourth was discovered through the course of the investigation after deputies learned additional facts.

The owners of the fourth property were notified that their residence had been burglarized and the owners identified their stolen property.

Items were recovered both in Meseys vehicle and his Indiana residence.

The investigation further revealed an additional suspect, Jonah M. Hargett (29) also of Mt. Vernon, IN. Deputies made contact with Hargett at which time he agreed to turn himself in to authorities. In addition, Hargett turned over, in excess of, 30 items from inside the residence in Indiana to authorities.

The day-long investigation also led authorities to Hannibal Police Department where Pike County authorities assisted in executing two court authorized search warrants in an attempt to recover some of the stolen items from the burglaries. Hannibal Police handled all criminal charges involving the two search warrants conducted by authorities.

Mesey was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and 4 Counts of Residential Burglary.

Hargett was arrested on 4 Counts of Residential Burglary.

Genrty was taken into custody on two Outstanding Warrants in Pike County and 3 counts of Residential Burglary.

All three individuals are currently housed at the Pike County Jail pending court appearance.

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