Trio arrested for aggravated burglary, suspected of a half dozen more

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JACKSON, CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Two men and one juvenile are in custody on aggravated burglary and theft charges after robbing a southeastern Jackson County, Kan. home Monday, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

21-year-old Ty Daniel Haire of Mayetta and 20-year old Robert Anthony Witmer of Topeka, along with a 17-year-old man, of Hoyt, were wearing masks at the time of the burglary, according to Jackson Co. Sheriff Tim Morse.

A Jackson County resident saw a red Chevy leaving their home on 98th road on Monday around 1 p.m. They discovered their home had been broken into -- and found the burglar's vehicle abandoned nearby, Morse said.

Authorities learned a passerby picked-up the men and dropped them off in the 9000 Blk. of Topeka Blvd. in Shawnee County.

A Shawnee County Deputy saw two people west of the home in a wooded area. From there, a search ensued, including use of a KHP aircraft and K-9 unit.

All three suspects were taken into custody and brought in for questioning.

All three were booked into the Jackson County Jail on charges of aggravated burglary and theft.

The trio is suspected of being involved in a half-dozen more burglaries in surrounding counties.