Police make arrests in connection with break-ins

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DECATUR, IL - Police have arrested two people in connection with a string of break-ins on Decatur's east side.

Police charged Thomas E. Rhone, 40, and Cortez Murphy, 26, with several charges including theft.

After executing a search warrant, police said they found a large amount of stolen property in addition to drugs and thousands of dollars inside a home.

Police believe Rhone placed "orders" for what he wanted stolen to Cortez. Cortez would then allegedly pay teens to rob homes on the east side of town. The string of break-ins allegedly occurred over a two-year period.

 

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