MILFORD — Three men are facing felony charges after police say they burglarized a Milford home earlier this year, taking rare coins and jewelry.
Kyle Thomas Henson, 34, 211 S. Higbee St., Milford; Travis Henson,1840 Raleigh Ave., Kendallville; and Patrick Manges, 905 N. Main St. Milford; are all being charged with burglary, a level 4 felony, and theft, a level 6 felony.
On April 29, an officer with the Milford Police Department responded to a burglary. A man said his grandfather was on vacation and he came to the residence to check on the home. While there, the man found the back door unlocked and that the residence appeared to have been burglarized. The burglary would have occurred sometime between Feb. 1 and April 29.
Family members were able to determine that a large number of rare coins, jewelry and cash were taken from the residence.
Officers collected evidence from the scene and sent the evidence to the Indiana State Police lab for testing.
On May 22, an officer met with the homeowner. The homeowner was able to determine that $800 in cash, a radio, a Lionel train set, $1,000 worth of jewelry and presidential coins were stolen. The homeowner provided the officer with a detailed list of stolen coins.
Officers discovered that Fairfield Rare Coin and Jewelry, Fort Wayne, had purchased $6,682 worth of rare coins from Travis Henson on April 15. Also, on the same day, A-Z Coins, Fort Wayne, purchased $2,889.70 of rare coins from Travis Henson.
On Aug. 9, a family member of the homeowner was able to identify the coins from both Fairfield Rare Coin and A-Z Coins as the items that were taken from the home.
On Aug. 15, an officer received information that the homeowner’s tax papers were at the Manges residence. Officers went to the residence and received consent to search. They discovered paperwork belonging to the homeowner inside the residence.
The officers received information from the Indiana State Police lab stating that DNA collected from the evidence belonged to Kyle Henson. An officer spoke with Travis Henson, who admitted that he sold the coins but said he sold them at the request of Kyle Henson. Kyle Henson admitted to the officer that he burglarized the residence with Travis Henson and Manges.
Kyle Henson was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 29., with a $15,250 surety and cash bond. Both Travis Henson and Manges have warrants out for their arrest.