Exeter man, woman arrested in home invasion case

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sheriff's Department recovers stolen goods, removes 3 children from home

The Barry County Sheriff's Department has arrested an Exeter couple in connection to the home invasion on Farm Road 1085, also known as Concord Lane, on Feb. 12.

According to Mick Epperly, Barry County sheriff, deputies arrested Preston Kovanda, 25, and Megan Homewood, 28, at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The two were arrested at 201 Oak St. in Exeter, and three children were removed from the home in cooperation with the Division of Family Services.

Epperly said investigators have recovered a number of items, such as frozen meats and tools, that were allegedly stolen from the home on Farm Road 1085, as well as items from Walmart investigators believe to be shoplifted or bought via credit cards that did not belong to Kovanda nor Homewood.

Official charges have yet to be filed, as Epperly said investigators are still working to file probable cause statements.

Kovanda and Homewood were arrested in connection to a home invasion on Feb. 12, when a 73-year-old woman reported a man had broken through her garage and through three doors to gain access inside the home. The woman pulled a pistol and warded of the would-be robber in a black hoodie, who fled to a nearby vehicle.

More information about this story will be released as it becomes available.

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