Police News for Nov. 3

November 03, 2004

Four charged after marijuana is stolen

LIBERTY - Four people were arrested Tuesday after a break-in at a Shucks Creek Road residence and theft of less than 8 ounces of marijuana, Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman said.

Manaka N. Pendleton, 19, of 596 Singleton Drive, Liberty, and Michael H. Rodgers, 18, of Campbellsville, were charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief; and Christopher G. Land, 20, of 779 John Price Road, Liberty, was charged with second-degree burglary (conspiracy).

Elizabeth Arnold of 194 Shucks Creek Road, Liberty, who reported the burglary, also was cited for possession of a "small bag of marijuana" (less than 8 ounces), Coffman said.


Pendleton and Rodgers reportedly entered the Arnold residence Monday after breaking a glass in the back door. Coffman said Pendleton admitted to the burglary.

Land allegedly drove Pendleton and Rodgers to the Shucks Creek Road residence four miles north of Liberty between 10-11 a.m. and sat in his vehicle while the two allegedly entered the house and took the processed marijuana.

An undetermined amount of prescription medication and tools that could be used to trade for illegal drugs were confiscated.

Coffman and Deputy Sheriff Chad Weddle are investigating.

Four Casey juveniles charged in theft

LIBERTY - Four boys, between the ages of 14 and 15, were charged Monday after they allegedly broke into an automobile and took a radio and compact discs, according to Casey County Deputy Sheriff Chad Weddle.

One boy was charged with theft by unlawful taking less than $300 and eluding a police officer; one was charged with receiving stolen property less than $300; three were charged with criminal conspiracy to burglary; and one was charged with burglary and criminal mischief, Weddle said.

The boys were taken to Adair County Juvenile Detention Center.

Weddle said the radio and CDs were taken from a Jeep owned by Diana Poff on Carman Spur Road. The boys also were accused of breaking a window at the residence of Donald and Judy Myers, 588 Carman Creek Road. Nothing was taken from the residence.

Juvenile allegedly attacks officer

HARRODSBURG - A 17-year-old male juvenile was taken to Laurel County Juvenile Detention Center after an altercation with city police.

At about 9:20 p.m. Sunday, the youth was driving a motor vehicle when he was signaled by Officer Josh Divine to stop. Disregarding the officer, he fled in the vehicle to Storey Avenue where he left the vehicle and ran away, police said. The vehicle rolled down a hill and hit a house.

The suspect entered a home to evade police. When he was found, he allegedly grabbed Devine's weapon. While police were arresting him, he kicked Officer Jason Elder in the groin, causing him severe pain, police said.

The boy was charged with careless driving, no driver's license, first-degree fleeing and evading police, second-degree burglary, disarming a police officer, third-degree assault and resisting arrest. Devine was assisted by several members of the Harrodsburg Police Department.

Clothes reported stolen

HARRODSBURG - Sandra Freeman, 26, of 237 West Lane, reported to police that she left her home and when she returned, she noticed items had been thrown about. She checked further and noticed that most of her clothing had been taken. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday.

The stolen items are valued at $500. Sgt. J.L. Thomas said there are suspects in the case and the investigation is ongoing.

Harrodsburg man held on burglary charge

HARRODSBURG - Anthony Stigall, 24, is being held on a second-degree burglary charge following his arrest here Sunday.

Jennifer Allen, 25, of 214 Belmont Circle, reported to police that her apartment had been broken into. When officers arrived, she showed them a window that had been damaged and the contents of the apartment that had been thrown around.

Witnesses said they saw Stigall leaving the department. He was not there, but officers were called to the scene again and arrested him.

Stigall is charged with second-degree burglary and violation of a Kentucky emergency protective order. He is being held on $10,000 bond at the Boyle County Detention Center.

Suspect released in court

HARRODSBURG - Jonathan McAfee, 22, of 351 Shawnee Drive, was arrested Oct. 27 and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was stopped on West Lane for allegedly being involved in a domestic altercation with his girlfriend, according to city police.

Police said he gave permission to search him, and the search turned up a marijuana cigarette and a pack of rolling papers. He was released from the Boyle County Detention Center during an appearance in court.

Harrodsburg man allegedly threatens officer

HARRODSBURG - Billy Johnson, 39, of Harrodsburg, is being held at the Boyle County Detention Center after his arrest Oct. 27.

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