Paris men arrested for Indiana burglaries

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ROCKVILLE, Ind. – A couple of Paris men are facing felony burglary charges in Parke County, Ind.

Joshua Lankster, 40, and Trevor Henke, 36, were arrested May 10 following a burglary investigation of storage units at Lyford, Ind. When deputies approached the scene, the two men fled on foot into a wooded area.

Vermillion County deputies later found the pair walking near the Illinois-Indiana state line and placed them under arrest. Lankster and Henke were transported to the Parke County Jail where they are being held on $15,000 bond.

Both defendants have long criminal histories in Edgar County and are well known to local law enforcement.

Lankster has a 2001 Class 2 felony robbery conviction in Edgar County, plus these unresolved felony charges from 2016 and 2017: Class 2 felony burglary, Class 2 felony possession of methamphetamine, Class 3 felony possession of methamphetamine and a Class 4 felony possession of burglary tools.

Henke’s Edgar County criminal record includes a 1999 Class 2 felony burglary conviction, a 1999 Class 4 criminal damage to property conviction for which his probation was revoked and he received a prison sentence, a 2001 Class 4 obstruction of justice conviction for which his probation revoked and he received a prison sentence, a 2003 Class 4 felony possession of controlled substance that resulted in a prison sentence and a 2007 Class 2 aggravated domestic battery conviction that resulted in a prison sentence.

In addition, Henke has an unresolved case from 2018 with a Class 3 possession of methamphetamine and a Class 4 obstruction of justice charges.