A mental health examination has been ordered for a traveling seed salesman from Polo accused of illegally entering an Annawan farmhouse last month to steal jewelry.
Greg Carlock, 44, of 307 W. Colden, faces single counts of Class 1 felony residential burglary and Class 3 felony theft, as well as a Class A misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to a residence.
Mr. Carlock's attorney requested the mental health exam during a pre-trial conference Thursday in Henry County Circuit Court.
Henry County State's Attorney Ted Hamer said the homeowner returned July 7 to find Mr. Carlock in the house and the company's seed truck outside.
The two talked for about an hour, Mr. Hamer said. The next day, when the man was getting dressed, he found some of his wife's jewelry in his pants pocket -- along with a slip of paper that turned out to be a receipt from a Polo store.
Mr. Hamer speculated that in his apparent haste to avoid being caught with the jewelry, Mr. Carlock inadvertently left the receipt behind.
The jewelry's value has been estimated between $300 and $10,000, according to court records.
Mr. Carlock was arrested in Polo July 23 on a Henry County warrant, and made his initial appearance in Henry County Circuit Court the following day.
He has pleaded innocent to the charges and requested a jury trial, tentatively set for Oct. 13.
He remained in the Henry County Jail Thursday in lieu of $60,000 bail.