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December 9, 2011

Eight burglaries solved by MPD

Dec. 9, 2011 —     Thousands of dollars in merchandise were recovered in pawn shops from Morehead to Lexington Tuesday, closing five Morehead police and three Kentucky State Police open burglary cases.

    Johnathan Brock, 32, and Katlyn Horton, 21, both of Morehead, were arrested Saturday by MPD officer Jeremy Cauley after a traffic stop that led to a search of their vehicle which produced multiple items described as being stolen, including an SKS rifle.

    The arrests gave KSP a search warrant to the pair’s mobile home on Casemen Road, where stolen backpacks, books, clocks, knives and various articles that had not been pawned were found, fitting descriptions of items victims had reported stolen beginning on Nov. 4.

    MPD and the KSP recovered gold jewelry, costume jewelry, iPods, an ipad, DVDs, a gaming system, several TVs., a GPS, jewelry boxes, Longaberger baskets and designer purses from pawn shops in Mt. Sterling, Winchester, Lexington, Grayson and Morehead.

    “Photo ID given at the time the stolen property was pawned gave MPD and the KSP proof of who the thieves were,” said Cauley. “Once the open KSP burglary cases were reviewed, we found stolen property tying these individuals to their cases as well.”

    The burglaries continued through November at an apartment complex in Morehead and at homes on Pond Lick Road, Concord Drive and US 60 East.

    Brock is now being charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, burglary third degree and burglary second degree in addition to charges of receiving stolen property (firearm) and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Additional charges are pending for Horton.

    The joint investigation remains open by Troopers Josh Preece and Keith Howard and MPD officers Cauley, Wes Coldiron and Det. Matt Salley.

    Kim Bandura can be reached at kbandura@themoreheadnews.com or by telephone at 784-4116.

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