EDWARDSVILLE — Three Highland men were charged Friday in Madison County Circuit Court with five felony counts of burglary.
Logan J. Brave, 20, of Creekwoods Trail; Nicholas J. Kernan, 20; and Trevor A. Harrison, 21, both of the 1300 block of Main Street, are facing charges, according to a Madison County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Sheriff’s deputies responded at approximately 3:14 a.m. Jan. 21 to the 3400 block of Highron Drive in rural Highland in reference to a homeowner interrupting men burglarizing his vehicle. The homeowner told deputies he confronted the suspects, who fled the scene on foot.
Deputies determined more than a dozen vehicles were burglarized in the area, and at least one home’s garage was entered, where the suspects stole frozen food from a freezer. Items stolen from the vehicles included U.S. currency, a purse, cigarettes and other miscellaneous articles.
During the initial investigative efforts, deputies located a suspicious pickup truck parked in the area near the burglaries. Deputies linked the truck to Brave, who agreed to meet with them. Deputies ultimately linked Brave to the burglaries and took him into custody. Deputies also linked two of Brave’s associates, Nicholas Kernan and Trevor Harrison, to the burglaries. Investigators with the sheriff’s office located Kernan and Harrison later that morning. All three suspects were ultimately detained in the Madison County Jail, pending a formal presentation of facts to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The criminal informations and arrest warrants were issued by Judge Neil Schroeder, who set bond at $100,000 on each defendant. All three remain in the custody of the Madison County Jail at this time.