In March 25 Issue
“Jeremy caught him as he was coming out of Richards',” said Assistant Police Chief Jamie Rogers.
He said Officer West took Jimmy Bryant, 46, of Russell Springs into custody after a caller had alerted police that someone was in the local business.
Rogers said the investigation that followed resulted in the discovery of a knife display case.
“I just started looking for broken glass,” Rogers said. “I looked at the pawn shops and other local stores and found the break-in at Lawless & Smith.”
He said there is evidence in the case that has yet to be publicized, and the investigation into the two break-ins early Sunday morning.
Lawless & Smith True Value Hardware was burglarized early that morning sometime around 3:30. And the break-in at Richards’ Lawn & Garden followed sometime around 5:30.
Bryant who allegedly had store merchandise in his possession when Officer West stopped him, was taken into custody and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $500 and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree. Bryant was back in the Russell County Jail under a $5,000 cash bond, after having been recently released on bond before being arrested Sunday morning.
Previous charges from early January were in connection to a theft at the Russell Springs Save-A-Lot.