A man is facing multiple charges including receiving stolen property after police allegedly found stolen goods at his residence.
Robert Anthony Marlowe, 31, of Loyall, was arrested on Monday by Loyall City Police Chief Mike Lunsford.
According to the citation, police executed a search warrant and found a Vizio television, LG surround sound Blue Ray player, a pair of Timberland boots and two remote controls, all of which had been stolen from a home in Loyall when it was burglarized in September.
Lunsford said two of the victims were walking down the street when they ran into a person wearing a Carhartt coat that had been taken from their home in the September.
“All kinds of stuff had been stolen from their house,” Lunsford said. “They ran into a person wearing one of the stolen coats in Harlan. They actually met over at Christ’s Hands getting a food box. The victim recognized the coat.”
Lunsford said the victims recovered the coat, and contacted him.
“I went back and talked to the boy they got the coat from,” said Lunsford. “He said he got the coat from Marlowe. During the process, we’d seen another individual wearing the same type of coat — these are Carhartt coats that cost about $200 a piece — then I went to this individual’s house and found the second coat.”
Lunsford said he then obtained a search warrant for Marlowe’s residence and he, Officer Mitch Alford and Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Winston Yeary went to Marlowe’s residence on Chad Street.
“At first Marlowe was cooperative and we didn’t really find much,” Lunsford said. “As we walked out, I walked to the back porch and noticed there was a new board laying on the porch. I picked up that board and there was the TV, the boots, the surround sound system, it was all hidden under that porch.”
Lunsford said Marlowe had hidden the items when he learned police had found the coat.
Marlowe was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000 and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
Lunsford said the matter is still under investigation, and more arrests as well as additional charges are possible.
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