While most residents spent Easter Sunday enjoying family. A local couple chose to spend Sunday evening breaking into a Carlisle home.
Nathaniel Lancaster, 26, of Linton and Jessica Peterson, 30, of Sullivan, both face multiple charges after authorities caught them in the act of burglarizing a home.
According to authorities, the incident began Sunday night when the property owner arrived home and heard noises coming from his basement. He quickly left and called 911.
When marshals arrived on scene, they discovered a man and woman, later identified as Lancaster and Peterson, trying to escape out the basement door.
Investigators determined that the suspects were in the process of loading their vehicle with cash, jewelry and other items of value. The pair had even parked thier own car inside the garage, closing the overhead door, so they wouldn’t be detected.
Lancaster and Peterson were both transported to the Sullivan County Jail pending posting of bond.
Lancaster was charged with burglary while armed with a deadly weapon, theft, possession of a handgun without a permit and possession of marijuana.
Peterson was charged with burglary and theft.
Sullivan City Police and Indiana State Police assisted at the scene.