Cleveland Man Charged In Aggravated Burglary Of Over $200,000 On Mountain Creek Road

Monday, March 10, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

A 20-year-old Cleveland man was charged with aggravated burglary after Howard James Meginley returned to his home on Mountain Creek Road and discovered the garage door had been kicked in. Mr. Meginley reported over $200,000 worth of collector coins, gold dinner ware, jewelry, and cash had been stolen.

According to police, the inside of the home had been ransacked and all of the lights were on. The perpetrator was gone, but police said they managed to lift seven fingerprints.

One of the most intact prints came from on top of a piano in the basement living room of the house. Police said this was likely where the suspect had to lean on the piano in order to access a cabinet behind it. 

After submitting the prints to AFIS, police found a match six days after the incident. According to the police database, the print belonged to Andru Brent Colkmire.

When asked if he knew this man, Mr. Meginley said he did not. He also did not recognize pictures of Colkmire. 

Colkmire was arrested several weeks later on warrants for aggravated burglary and theft over $60,000 when police said they discovered he had sold some of the stolen coins to Cash America on Brainerd Road. 

Bond was set at $20,000.


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