LIBERTY - Three people from Russell Springs have been charged with a grocery store burglary and two copper thefts in Casey County, police said.
Billy Shearer, 26, was charged Sunday with third-degree burglary and criminal mischief in connection with the burglary Jan. 21 at Shannon's Grocery at the junction of Ky. 910 and Ky. 501, said Sheriff Jerry Coffman. Greg Thomas, 26, was arrested earlier on the same charges for the grocery burglary.
John Derring, 33, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $300 in connection with the theft of copper June 9 at a Taylor County RECC substation.
Derring, Thomas and Shearer also were charged with three counts each of third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $300 for copper thefts Jan. 22 at Walnut Hill School off U.S. 127 South. They are accused of taking tools from D.W. Wilburn Construction Co. of Lexington and copper from Peters Pipe and Boiler of Eubank and FREI Plumbing Inc. of Somerset.