Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said he believes his office has solved a series of burglaries in the Nile Township area with the arrest of two Scioto County men. Corey Murphy, 23, of 3428 U.S. 52, Stout, and Kelly Marcum, 33, of 1235 23rd St., Portsmouth, were arrested on burglary warrants following an investigation of multiple burglaries, Donini said. The sheriff's office has been investigating several burglaries and thefts that have taken place in Nile Township, and detectives believed the crimes were connected because of the methods of entry and the locations of the crimes. Nile Township Deputy Gabe Metzler and Detective Denver Triggs said theyhave been working on the cases that go back to spring of this year. Deputies say a break came in the cases when a stolen item from one of the burglaries surfaced, giving detectives the ability to follow the chain. “So far, we have recovered stolen property from three burglaries,” Triggs said. Both were held in the Scioto County jail on $15,000 bond, and Murphy and Marcum were arraigned in Portsmouth Municipal Court Wednesday morning. Triggs said other charges will be presented before the Scioto County grand jury. Donini said anyone with information about this case should contact Triggs at (740) 355-8245. He said all calls are kept confidential.
FRANK LEWIS can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.