A 44-year-old Linton man was charged with residential entry, a Level 6 felony, when he appeared in Greene Superior Court Monday morning. He’s accused of breaking into a residence in Linton last week.
Kevin Douglas Johnson was arrested by Linton Police Detective Paul Clark and booked in to the Greene County Jail around 12:45 p.m. last Wednesday, June 20.
Det. Clark responded around 7 a.m. that day to the Linton home where a burglary had been reported.
LPD Officer Nick Yingling was already on the scene. When Yingling first arrived, he found the back door of the house had been broken into, with glass broken.
The resident was not at home but had been notified of the break-in by a neighbor. The resident then called the police and also asked a friend to go inside and check to see what might be missing. The friend found a handgun was not where it was supposed to be and was apparently missing.
Police checked the residence and with an investigation started, left the property but were called back later in the morning after a different neighbor reported seeing someone, not the resident, enter the home.
When Clark arrived the second time, Johnson, the son of the resident, was coming out the front door. The resident told Clark that Johnson was not given permission to be in the house and had been told some time ago to leave and not come back.
When Clark checked the house, he found that the handgun, earlier reported to be missing, was back in the spot where it was supposed to be.
Upon encountering Det. Clark, Johnson was detained then placed under arrest.
Johnson was initially booked in on more serious charges and the amount of Johnson’s bond was first set at $23,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was then charged with just residential entry so his bond was reduced to $4,000 surety with ten percent cash allowed. As of Monday afternoon, Johnson had not posted bond and was still in jail.