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Veteran Helps Catch Burglar at North Vernon VFW

Jason Martin / Photo: Jennings County Jail
Jason Martin / Photo: Jennings County Jail

A Jennings County man was arrested on a burglary charge after North Vernon Police received a call from a member of the North Vernon VFW who had discovered a burglary in progress at the building around 5 a.m. Monday.

Police say 37-year-old Jason Martin, of North Vernon, was charged with burglary of a commercial building.

According to the police report, a member of the North Vernon VFW, who is an emergency contact for the VFW's alarm company, went to the building after being notified that the alarm was active. When he arrived, he found Martin in the building. The member was able to confront and detain Martin along with calling the police to respond and take the suspect into custody.

Police say the investigation continues.

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013 10:47:27 AM

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