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UPDATE: All four people wanted in string of burglaries in custody

Posted: Aug. 20, 2019 10:20 am Updated: Aug. 20, 2019 5:07 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- Four people have been arrested in a string of burglaries and home invasions Thursday and Friday in Pike, Adams and Pike counties.

The Pike County Sheriff's Department said it and several other law enforcement agencies served search warrants Monday at three homes in Jacksonville in connection with the burglaries.

During one of the searches, police arrested Edwin L. Powell, 29, of Jacksonville, on a warrant for three counts of home invasion.

Later Monday, the Sheriff's Department said Germarco D. Tate, 26, of Jacksonville turned himself in at the Pike County Jail on a warrant for three counts of home invasion.

Arrested Friday in Jacksonville was Tyler J. Runk, 22, of Jacksonville, on three counts of home invasion.

The Sheriff's Department said Jordan Timothy Ray Gallup, 28, of Jacksonville, turned himself in Monday at the Alton Police Department on a Pike County warrant. Gallup will be taken to the Pike County Jail.

Powell, Tate and Runk are being held in the Pike County Jail on $300,000 bond. Gallup's bond also is set at $300,000.

Assisting the Sheriff's Department were the Illinois State Police, Jacksonville Police Department, Jacksonville Police Special Response Team, Scott County Sheriff's Department and Adams County Sheriff's Department.

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