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Couple faces more burglary charges in antiques theft

By Bayne Hughes
hughes@decaturdaily.com ∑ 340-2432

HARTSELLE ó A couple is facing a second round of burglary charges, this time for allegedly breaking into a downtown antique store.

Lt. Justin Barley said the Hartselle Police Department charged Chase Robin Keenum, 19, of 2716 Sandlin Road S.W., Decatur, and Jennifer Beth Geisenhoff, 20, of 404 Henderson Greenwell, Somerville, with third-degree burglary of Holiday Antiques on Sparkman Street.

Barley said Sgt. Robby Robinson found antiques in the coupleís car after their arrest Wednesday morning for allegedly breaking into Buy Rite Drugs at about 2:30 a.m. and stealing various prescription medications. He did not, however, charge the couple at the time because he didnít have a report on the antique store break-in.

The storeowner filed an incident report Thursday. Barley said investigators found that the suspects apparently pried open a door to get into the store either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. They allegedly took a French nightstand, a vase, glassware and a lamp. An estimated cost of the missing items was not available.

Barley said a surveillance camera caught a white male and white female at the pharmacy and leaving in a white vehicle. Decatur police stopped the couple and held them for Hartselle. Robinson arrested them after an interview and transferred them to Morgan County Jail.

Keenum and Geisenhoff bonded out of jail Wednesday morning on the pharmacy arrest, but Robinson got word to the couple that they were wanted again. They turned themselves in at Hartselle Police Department at about 1 p.m. Thursday.

The county jail released Keenum and Geisenhoff on Thursday afternoon on $750 bonds.

Barley said he doesnít believe the two committed any other burglaries that night. Both had clean records before the two third-degree burglary charges.

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