Kennerdell man facing charges in burglary

From staff reports

A Kennerdell man is facing 25 felony charges in connection with a burglary at a residence in the 1900 block of Jackson Center Polk Road in Mineral Township.

Franklin state police said Devon Anthony, 23, removed several items from the residence, including a Barnett crossbow, seven two-way radios, Hummingbird GPS fish finder and a Brown bolt-action shotgun.

The items were discovered in Anthony’s possession during an unrelated investigation into a residence in the 300 block of Main Street in Rockland Township on Sunday, police said.

Police said Anthony, who later admitted to “numerous burglaries” within Venango and Mercer counties, was in direct violation of a protection from abuse order against him by possessing the shotgun.

Anthony has been charged with one count of burglary-overnight accommodation, no person present, one count of possession of firearm prohibited, one count of criminal trespass-break into structure; 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking of movable property and 11 counts of receiving stolen property.

He was arraigned Sunday before District Judge Matthew Kirtland and remains lodged in the Venango County jail after failing to post $40,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Jan. 8 in Central Court.