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Five arrested on various charges during theft investigation in Laurel County

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root along with Detective Kevin Berry , Detective Jason Back , Sgt. Brett Reeves, Capt Chuck Johnson, Lt. Greg Poynter, Sgt Robbie Grimes, and Deputy Cody Faulconer arrested two individuals on Thursday evening July 7, 2016 at approximately 5:00 PM charging them with receiving stolen property regarding the theft of a trailer belonging to Sloan's Hardwood and Tile which contained several thousand dollars worth of carpenter tools inside it.

In addition, three other individuals checked during the investigation had outstanding charges and were also arrested.

On Thursday, Sheriff Root developed information on possible suspects regarding the theft of the trailer which had been stolen off Ky 229, approximately 3 miles south of London on Friday or Saturday, June 17 or June 18.

When stolen, the trailer contained numerous carpenter tools inside it. On June 23, a land owner found the trailer burned on his property off Sam Carroll Road off Radford Road approximately 12 miles north of London – the carpenter tools had been removed from the trailer prior to it being set afire.

On Thursday afternoon, July 7, 2016 Laurel County Sheriff John Root, detectives and deputies traveled to a location off Branch Road, approximately 10 miles north of London and conducted follow-up investigations arresting one suspect regarding possession of the reported stolen trailer.

This individual was identified as:

  • David Kyle Robinson age 27 of East Branch Road charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more and tampering with physical evidence. Allegedly this subject helped an accomplice sell tools that came from the stolen trailer.

    As the investigation continued, Sheriff''s deputies traveled to a residence off Walnut road, approximately 8 miles south of London where they located the second suspect who had been in possession of the stolen utility box trailer that contained tools. The Sheriff, detectives and deputies found a reported stolen F150 pickup truck in the second suspect's possession.

  • This suspect was identified as:

  • Kenneth R. Begley age 37 Of Walnut Rd., London charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more (regarding the possession of the stolen utility box trailer); tampering with physical evidence; and receiving stolen property $10,000 or more regarding possession of the stolen Ford F150 pickup stolen from Barbourville earlier this year.

    In addition, while a search warrant was being executed at this subject's residence later Thursday evening, oxycodone pills were found and this subject was charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense. Kenneth Begley was also charged on a Kentucky parole violation warrant charging absconding parole supervision regarding a conviction of flagrant nonsupport in Laurel Circuit Court. Begley was also charged on a Madison County bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on numerous traffic violations.

    In addition this subject was charged on a Laurel County bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear on flagrant nonsupport regarding arrearage of over $10,000.

  • Detectives and deputies also found three other subjects on Walnut road during the theft investigation which were wanted on outstanding bench warrants.

    They are identified as:

  • Clayton Moore age 33 of Harrodsburg,Ky charged on a Pulaski County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court and a Lincoln County bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court regarding a child support warrant.
  • Rebecca Mullins age 32 of Farley Rd., East Bernstadt charged on a Laurel County bench warrant arrest for failure to appear in court on charges of theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting.
  • Chasta Roberts age 35 of CAP Drive, London charged on a Laurel Circuit Court indictment warrant of arrest charging Bail jumping – first-degree.
  • All five subjects were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Photos attached of accused are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

    Also assisting on the investigation and search warrant was KSP/ KVE Ofc. Landry Collett and his K9, and a KSP Trooper and his K9.

    Laurel Sheriff's Det. Kevin Berry, and Det. Jason Back continue to investigate with more charges expected on other subjects.

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