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Burlington man arrested on multiple charges

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


A Burlington man held in the Washington County Jail Tuesday was found to have a warrant from Henry County for multiple burglary charges.


According to the Washington County call log, Casey Thomas Leedham, 36, of Burlington, had Henry County warrants for second-degree burglary and two additional charges of third-degree burglary. He is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. Both second and third degree burglaries are Class D felonies and can bring up to five years in prison.


According to the Mt. Pleasant News, Leedham was charged as a result of a monthlong investigation by the Henry County Sheriff?s office. The sheriff?s office began its investigation Sept. 3 of an incident in the 1900 grid of 140th Street and a residential burglary in the 1000 grid of James Avenue. It was learned during the investigation that Leedham entered a barn in the 1900 grid of 140th Street and allegedly took a truck. He then allegedly drove to a residence in the 1000 grid of James Avenue and burglarized a residence, according to the sheriff?s office.


The Washington County Sheriff?s office assisted the Henry County Sheriff?s office with the investigation.