By Doris Elmore
Area residents who live in town or country, need to be extra careful to keep their homes, cars, and other buildings locked, especially at night and when they are away from home. Many residents have been proactive in installing cameras to help protect their belongings. Many suspicious events have been happening in several areas of the county.
According to information provided by Piatt County (PC) Investigator Thomas Apperson, on Thursday, March 18, at approximately 5:56 a.m., the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a residence approximately 2.5 miles north of Atwood of a possible intruder in the complainant’s home.
A PC Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the residence, along with the assistance of State Troopers with the Illinois State Police.
Upon the deputy and trooper’s arrival, they made contact with the homeowner who advised them of the location in their residence that they believed the intruder to be.
The deputy located a 31-year-old male subject, identified as Kyle E. Chupp with an address out of Tuscola. Chupp was taken into custody without incident. Chupp was by himself at the time of his apprehension. Chupp was in possession of a small caliber pistol and a suspected controlled substance.
On Friday, March 19, a judge in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Piatt County found probable cause existed for further detention of Chupp and set his bail at $90,000, of which Chupp would have to post 10% of that amount to be released from custody. Additional conditions of bail can also be added by a judge in addition to the monetary bail.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.