Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Curry teams with Laurel Sheriff’s Deputies in recovering stolen firearm

Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Gray and Deputy Brandon Broughton along with Clay County Deputy Chris Curry have recovered a reported stolen pistol, a Glock model 22, 40 caliber pistol that was stolen from a burglary on Johnson Road approximately 4 miles east of London on January 19, 2015. In that burglary, forced entry was made to steal the pistol and cash.

A male subject who is currently incarcerated in the Laurel County Detention Center identified as Matthew Wolfe allegedly sold that reported stolen Glock pistol to his boss at work for $250 a few days after the burglary.

Deputies through investigation were able to track the reported stolen pistol down and on February 11, 2015, recovered the stolen Glock pistol.

Matthew Wolfe is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center on burglary charges resulting from an investigation conducted by Deputy Kyle Gray where this subject allegedly forced entry into a residence on Old Salem Road, approximately 5 miles east of London on January 20, 2015.

In that burglary the victim was at home and scared this subject off, tracking the suspect vehicle, a silver gray color BMW as it fled toward Clay County.

The victim was able to give deputies license tag information which assisted deputies in tracking down the owner of the vehicle and subsequently the male subject involved in that burglary identified as Matthew Wolfe.

The suspect was identified and through assistance from the Clay County Sheriff's office, the suspect identified as Matthew Wolfe was arrested on January 31, 2015 On Couch Road, Manchester, KY at Wolfe's mother's residence.

Matthew Wolfe age 33 of Beech Creek Rd., Manchester was charged with burglary second degree.

As the result of this investigation, another pistol has been recovered identified as a 32 caliber derringer also believed to be a stolen pistol and as of yet a victim has not been determined.

Investigation is continuing with more charges expected as more victims are identified.

The information related to the recovery of the reported stolen Glock pistol will be presented to the March term of the Laurel County Grand Jury.

Pictured are the two weapons that have been recovered so far.

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