Suspect shoots himself during alleged burglary / Laurel County

Laurel County, Ky. (October 10, 2019) - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards along with Major Chuck Johnson, Detective Bryon Lawson, and Detective Kyle Gray arrested Austin Andrew Trayner age 20 of Corbin on Wednesday afternoon October 9, 2019 at approximately 3:03 PM.

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The arrest occurred off KY 1223 approximately 11 miles South of London after Austin Andrew Trayner was charged with:

  • Burglary – first-degree
  • Theft by unlawful taking – firearm
  • Theft by unlawful taking under $500

The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Laurel County Sheriff's office where it was determined through investigation that this subject had allegedly entered a business in southern Laurel County without permission to do so and took handguns & a Black and Decker drill from the business (accidentally shooting himself in the left hand during the burglary), and took them to his residence.

Two firearms have been recovered.

Traynor was treated at Corbin and UK for a gunshot wound.

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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