By Melanie Yingst
TROY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the former Stouder Hospital building on Tuesday evening and arrested three individuals connected to a Troy burglary.
Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jheramy Andress, 29, of Piqua, Nakesiah Alcorn, 30 of Troy, and Stephanie Ray-Lagrant, 23, of Troy, at the former Stouder Hospital building Tuesday following an investigation of a Troy burglary on July 20.
The trio stole a safe from a Troy home. The safe had several firearms inside. According to the investigation, the three traded the guns for heroin to a drug dealer in Dayton. Officials recovered the safe in a Dumpster at the facility.
“Our investigation revealed they were fueling their heroin habit with the stolen items,” said Chief Deputy Dave Duchak. “They traded the firearms for heroin in Dayton. Our deputies and detectives have done an outstanding job.”
Nakeisha Alcorn, 30, of Troy, was charged with second degree felony burglary, fourth degree felony safe cracking and fifth degree felony forgery and possession of criminal tools.
Jheramy Andress, 29, of Piqua, was charged with fourth degree felony safe cracking, second degree burglary and drug possession and drug abuse.
Stephanie Ray-Lagrant, 23, of Troy, charged with fourth degree safe cracking, second degree felony complicity to burglary and obstructing official business.
All three remain incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. All three have cash bonds for more than $70,000.