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A Palmyra man faces charges of burglary, forgery and unlawful possession of a firearm following lengthy investigations by the Palmyra Police Department.
According to Police Chief Eddie Bogue, three felony arrest warrants were issued Nov. 22 against Nicholas M. Bennett, 33, of Palmyra, by the Marion County prosecuting attorney’s office including one count of second degree, seven counts of forgery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
“My guys did a very good job of getting these crimes solved,” Bogue said of the investigations which stemmed from an initial investigation into the July 25 burglary of Palmyra Middle School for which Bennett was a suspect.
A second investigation was subsequently pursued concerning an identity theft Aug. 24.
“During the investigations enough probable cause was established to obtain a search warrant of Bennett’s residence located in the 600 block of W. Main Cross,” Bogue said. “ During the execution of the search warrant other items, including a firearm, methamphetamine and counterfeit currency were found in the residence, prompting additional charges to be filled on Bennett, who was also arrested on outstanding warrants out of Illinois.”
Other charges brought against Bennett include possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia
Bennett is currently being held in the Adams County, Ill. jail in Quincy.