Kosciusko County deputies arrest six people at two locations

Six people were arrested in Kosciusko County on various charges including active warrants, drug and fraud charges, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.

Lake City Bank contacted Kosciusko County deputies Wednesday about the fraudulent use of stolen checks from The Vineyard Church in Syracuse.

Detectives spoke with church officials and determined video surveillance showed 30-year-old Andrew Secor cashing the checks, deputies said.

Officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department, Syracuse Police and North Webster Police apprehended Secor. Secor then led investigators to a hotel in Syracuse.

Inside the hotel room, investigators located 36-year-old Melissa Lynn Wheeler of Pierceton, along with syringes, methamphetamines and other drug paraphernalia, according to deputies.

Secor was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony fraud, theft, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of syringe for the use of a legend drug. He also had an active warrant and was placed on a prosecutorial hold.

Wheeler was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of paraphernalia.

Deputies said the investigation then led them to 422 s. Union Street in Warsaw to attempt to locate a subject wanted on an active Kosciusko County warrant.

Warsaw Police and Kosciusko County deputies met with 18-year-old Madison May, who confirmed 55-year-old Jessie Savant Jr was in the residence.

Deputies and police then saw a man try to flee from the building through a window, but went back inside.

Officers contacted the prosecutor's office and entered the home and located drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Brady Shepherd, 26, and 42-year-old Brian Noll were also inside the home.

Shepherd had active felony warrants for failure to appear and domestic battery and was taken into custody.

Noll had an active warrant for burglary and was taken into custody.

May was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony fraud.

Savant was arrested and taken into custody on preliminary charges of felony fraud and forgery. He also had active warrants and will be placed on prosecutorial hold.

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