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07/15/2015

Sharon Circle Burglary and Unattended Death

PRESS RELEASE

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, Saline County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 6000 block of Sharon Circle, Alexander, for a residential burglary in progress.  Upon arrival, deputies observed the rear window of the residence to be have been broken.  Deputies then made entry through the front door and observed a deceased male in the living room of the home.  That subject was later identified as Gary Miller, 59 year old white/male. 

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was notified and detectives responded to the address.  Deputies on scene conducted interviews with neighbors and learned that a male and female were seen entering the house through a rear window and were later observed exiting the front door, with what appeared to be boxes in their hands. 

Shortly after the arrival of CID detectives, a concerned citizen contacted the Saline County Sheriff’s Office and indicated that the two subjects seen entering the home on Sharon Circle and leaving that home, were currently inside of an address on Moore Lane.   Deputies responded and both subjects were arrested without incident. 

The subjects were identified as Christopher PRICE, white/male, 45 years of age and Spring EBBERT, white/female, 37 years of age. 

Saline County Coroner Kevin Cleghorn responded to the Sharon Circle address.  Although the cause of death has not been determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office, Coroner Cleghorn estimated that the time of death for Mr. Miller was days prior to the residential burglary which took place on Sunday.

CID detectives determined that items were stolen from Mr. Miller’s residence.  A search was conducted at the location where PRICE and EBBERT were arrested.  That search lead to the recovery a .22 caliber handgun and several prescription medications in the name of Mr. Miller.

PRICE and EBBERT were charged with the following:

  • Residential burglary
  • Theft of property
  • Possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Felony)

A bond of $14,000 has been placed on PRICE.  A bond of $10,150 has been placed on EBBERT. 

Both are currently incarcerated at the Saline County Detention Center.

The death of Mr. Miller was not related to the residential burglary which occurred.

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