On Tuesday, April 28, 2021, approximately 8:52 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Bagby attempted to serve a warrant on Jeremiah Burris, 39, Columbus, who was wanted on the following preliminary charges:
Four counts involving allegations of Invasion of Privacy
Allegation of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
As they approached Burris’s residence, deputies could hear a Burris talking inside. Burris opened the door but immediately closed it after seeing deputies approaching.
Eventually, Burris was arrested without further incident. He remains in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.
All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.
“We take this very seriously” said BCSO Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane. “When sex offenders fail to register, it becomes a risk to our community and it’s a public safety issue”, added Lane.
“We give these people every opportunity to register because we want them to be compliant”. “However, the bottom line is – if they are in non-compliance, we will search for them, we will find them and they will be arrested”, added Major Lane.
“Sex offenders in Bartholomew County are being held accountable”, said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers. “We have a better tracking system than ever before and we have established a good working relationship with the Bartholomew County Deputy Prosecutor Greg Long.
Sheriff Matthew A. Myers is currently evaluating the need for addition staff in BCSO’s Sex Offender Office.
Bartholomew County residents may view the website: http://www.icrimewatch.net/indiana.php to research important neighborhoods and addresses. You can also register to receive email notifications on registered sex offenders within proximity of these addresses.
Primary Deputy: Deputy Bagby
Assisting Deputies: Detective Dane Duke, Deputy Brandon Sellers