Kennerdell Man Accused of Burglary, Theft of Gun, Crossbow Held for Court

| January 13, 2020

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Kennerdell man was held for court on Wednesday on felony charges after he was allegedly found in possession of items taken during a burglary in Rockland Township.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 23-year-old Devon Scott Anthony were held for court on Wednesday, January 8:

– Burglary – Overnight Accommodation, Present, Felony 1
– Possession Of Firearm Prohibited, Felony 1
– Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2 (11 counts)
– Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 2 (11 counts)

The charges have been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Anthony remains lodged in the Venango County Jail on $40,000.00 monetary bail.

The charges stem from the discovery of stolen items at a residence in Rockland Township late last month.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on Friday, December 27, Trooper Marvin, of the Franklin-based State Police, was assigned to investigate a possible burglary at a residence on the 1900 Block of Jackson Center Polk Road in Mineral Township, Venango County.

During the investigation it was discovered a Barrett crossbow, seven two-way radios, a Hummingbird GPS Fish finder, a Brown bolt action shotgun, flashlights, and other items were stolen from the residence sometime between December 14 and December 27.

The complaint notes that on Sunday, December 29, Trooper Behe was assigned to investigate drug activity and a possible overdose in the 300 block of Main Street in Rockland Township, Venango County.

While investigating the drug incident, Trooper Behe discovered Devon Scott Anthony committed the burglary on Jackson Center Polk Road, according to the complaint.

Anthony was allegedly found with property from the burglary, including the shotgun.

According to the complaint, Anthony then confessed to numerous burglaries within Venango and Mercer Counties.

He was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, December 29.

Anthony is also facing a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. on January 22 in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish in Venango County Central Court regarding a November 17 theft case.

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