Man arrested in Paul George burglary

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.

Indianapolis police say 43-year-old Michael Lewis of Whitestown was arrested Wednesday on burglary and theft charges for the April 28 break-in during which George's platinum All-Star ring, valued at $15,000, was taken.

Police say detectives believe the burglary was a random act and that Lewis didn't specifically target George's home, which is on the city's northeast side.

George's parents discovered the burglary when they returned from a Pacers playoff game. It occurred between 7:15 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. ET, according to the police report.

Among other items reported stolen was a $700 watch. Police say none of the stolen items have been recovered.

Lewis was jailed Wednesday morning. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.