Two Grant County Men Arrested for Burglary and Theft

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A year and half criminal investigation came to an end Friday afternoon, after the arrests of two Grant County men.


On March 16, 2013, Ashley Rheam reported to police that her Gas City home has been burglarized. Approximately five hours later, Rheam’s body was found in the home by her roommate. Rheam had been shot to death. Early in Rheam’s murder investigation, officers discovered evidence that indicated the burglary and Rheam’s death were not connected.


Two men are currently serving prison time for Rheam’s murder.  

Despite Rheam’s death, officers continued to investigate the reported burglary of her residence. During the investigation, probable cause was developed and arrest warrants were issued for 26-year-old Jonathan Howard, of Fairmont and 25-year-old Kyle Warner of Marion. The warrants alleged felony counts of theft and burglary for each man. They were both arrested Friday and incarcerated in the Grant County Jail.