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Suspects booked for alleged burglary from flood-damaged homes

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 13:19:34-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It's a crime that has occurred again and again in areas damaged by flooding that happened earlier this year. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested two suspects for theft and burglary charges for taking items from flood-damaged homes.

See also: The Mills County Sheriff says it has recovered a large amount of property during recent search warrants.

37-year-old Christopher Cody Endicott and 34-year-old Jhezerae Lauryl Lungenbeal, both of Essex, Iowa have been placed under arrest for charges of theft in the first-degree and burglary in the second-degree.

The two were caught after the vehicle they were driving was reported as suspicious in Hamburg, Iowa.

Upon arrival, deputies say they made contact and found what appeared to be "items stolen from a flood damaged home with a value in excess of $10,000."

Endicott and Lungenbeal are being held in Fremont County Jail on a $20,000 cash bond.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office thanks the community for being vigilant and say the investigation is ongoing at this time.