JACKSON COUNTY —A man with over a dozen felony convictions is back in jail for the second time this month in connection with another burglary.
On Sept. 13, sheriff's deputies and detectives responded to a report of a residential burglary near 182nd and U.S. Highway 75 in Jackson County, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.
Law enforcement identified a suspect in the case as 52-year-old Gary Wayne Emery Jr. of Meriden.
On September 14, Jackson County detectives and deputies served a search warrant on a Jefferson County residence southeast of Meriden where Emery was believed to be residing. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office assisted with serving the warrant.
Just after 8p.m. Sunday, Jackson County deputies and Jefferson County deputies captured Emery during a fugitive apprehension operation near the Perry Dam in Jefferson County, according to Sheriff Tim Morse. Emery was arrested on a Jackson County District Court warrant for burglary and theft. Emery is the suspect in two burglaries that occurred on September 13th, in Jackson County.
On September 4, a Shawnee County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to a past attempted burglary to a residence in the 2000 block of NE 46th Street in Shawnee County, according to Deputy Abigail Christian.
The deputy gathered information and evidence at the crime scene.
Several additional reports of similar incidents in northern Shawnee County were also reported. During the investigation, detectives were able to gather information regarding a suspect.
On September 11, detectives with the Shawnee County Criminal Investigations Division arrested Emery on requested charges of attempted burglary and criminal damage to property. He was later released on bond.
Emery has over twenty felony convictions including 15 for burglary, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. He has additional convictions for theft, forgery, aggravated assault and for drugs. He is no longer in custody.