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KSP arrests Bedford man in connection with two Trimble burglaries
, Courier Staff Writer
Friday, January 10, 2014 10:00 AM
Kentucky State Police arrested a Bedford man Tuesday in connection to two Trimble County burglaries from last year.
James Huff, 35, of Bedford, was arrested on warrants including theft of more than $10,000, a Class C felony; and theft of less than $10,000, criminal mischief and two counts of burglary, all Class D felonies. The charges stem from burglaries at a Wises Landing Road property in December and the Valley View Landfill in May.
According to arrest warrants, Huff and two other men are accused of burglarizing a barn in the 1300 block of Wises Landing Road.
State police arrested two men, Paul Crutcher and Chadwick Richards, on Dec. 18 after the property owner reported the theft of a four-wheeler and other items. Kentucky State Police trooper Dave Roberts observed an old pick-up truck hauling an all-terrain vehicle and pulling a new trailer on U.S. 42 while responding to the scene.
Roberts asked Crutcher and Richards about the all-terrain vehicle during a traffic stop, and each man provided a different story.
Court records said the two men eventually told police that they had destroyed a gate and had stolen the four-wheeler from the Wises Landing location, along with Huff. The two men also admitted to punch out the ignitions of other four-wheelers and a tractor on the property, but said they weren't able to take the items.
Crutcher and Richards told police at the time that they had dropped Huff off at a Bedford home before being pulled over.
Documents said police also learned from two informants at the Carroll County Detention Center that Huff had been involved in a burglary at the Valley View Landfill on May 23. Items including a Kabota utility-task vehicle, water pumps, generators, a chain saw and other tools had been stolen during the burglary.
The informants told police that Huff stole the items and sold them around the state.
Kentucky State Police, along with local law enforcement, was able to find and recover the Kabota utility-task vehicle in Anderson County, where the two informants had indicated.
Huff was arrested on the warrant charges, plus charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and cultivating in marijuana.
He remains lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center in Carrollton.
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