Columbus woman sought in burglary investigation

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a local woman in connection with a burglary.

Judy Jackson, department spokeswoman, says that on September 13, Captain Dave Steinkoenig and Detective Will Kinman were conducting

Lee Ann Hoy; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Lee Ann Hoy; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

surveillance in the 4900 block of Georgetown Road. While outside the home, deputies heard movement in a wooded area near an outbuilding located on the property.

After seeing two men, Steinkoenig identified himself as law enforcement and ordered the pair to stop. Both men turned and allegedly fled. Following a short foot pursuit, both men were arrested. They were identified as Jeremy Kittle, 38, of Columbus, and Jeffrey Harris, 47, of Columbus. Jackson say that Kittle was carrying a large backpack that contained bolt cutters and pry bars.

Authorities say that further investigation revealed that Kittle had been involved in a recent burglary at the same residence for which he was charged with a level 5 Felony and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Kittle and Harris were arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement.

Investigators say that Thomas Brockman, 43, of Columbus, and Lee Ann Hoy, 27, of Columbus, as persons of interest in the prior burglary. Brockman is currently in the Bartholomew County Jail on non-related charges. Authorities are asking for your help in locating Hoy. She is described as a white female, five-feet three-inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. Hoy has brown hair, brown eyes and multiple tattoos.

If you have any information on Hoy’s whereabouts, you are asked to call Detective Will Kinman at (812) 565-5926 or the Sheriff’s Department Tip-Line at (812) 379-1712. You may also send an email to [email protected]. Authorities stress that you can leave any information you may have anonymously.