MOUNT VERNON — Law enforcement officials from three counties are denying reports that link a father and son’s crime spree to burglaries in Knox County.
WBNS 10-TV reported on Friday that two Madison County men are responsible for breaking into homes in 10 central Ohio counties, including Knox County.
Sgt. Chris Carter, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and Detective Rex Emrick, Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office, both told the News that although an investigation continues into Donald Rhoads, 56, and his son, Matthew, 25, there is currently no connection between the duo and crimes committed in Knox County.
Capt. David Shaffer, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed there is currently no connection but detectives are reviewing reports to determine if Donald or Matthew Rhoads could have been involved in any cases in Knox County.
The Rhoadses, both of London, were charged with two counts each of burglary and theft in Pickaway County stemming from their arrest in April where they were seen by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies breaking into a home. They entered not guilty pleas in the Pickaway County Common Pleas Court last week.