By Alan Sorensen
Hill County Sheriffs deputies investigating the October burglary of an east Havre business eventually caught a man who admitted breaking into two nearby trailer homes.
Billy James Crouch, 47, Havre, was incarcerated at the Hill County Justice Center Oct. 16 on misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and theft.
Crouch was subsequently released on $1,160 bond, a sheriffs office employee said.
The deputies responded to a break-in and theft reported on Oct. 12 at an east Havre business, according to a news release issued Tuesday. They gathered information and processed the scene.
During the course of their investigation, the deputies discovered that two trailers in the area were broken into and that a power converter was stolen. The value of the theft and damages to the trailers came to more than $1,600.
Deputies developed Crouch as a suspect and applied for and were granted a search warrant. Upon executing the search warrant at Crouchs home, the deputies recovered the missing power converter.
During interviews, deputies said, Crouch admitted to the break-in and theft.