An Ages man is facing charges including burglary after he was allegedly seen putting items into his coat at a retail store.
Johnny Blevins, 27, was arrested on Tuesday by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley.
According to the citation, Blevins was seen by a witness and a store employee placing items in his jacket. The employee attempted to contact police and shut the store doors. When Blevins realized what was happening, he grabbed a chainsaw and a tool set and attempted to run out of the store. While attempting to run out of the store, Blevins pushed a store employee out of his wheelchair because he was blocking the exit. The other witness then grabbed Blevins and held him until police arrived. Items taken included a socket set, 18” chainsaw and a 230 piece tool set. The items are valued at approximately $425.
Blevins was charged with first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and second-degree disorderly conduct. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond.
In other police activity:
• Harold Johnson, 39, of Cumberland, was arrested by Benham City Police Officer Ryan Shepherd on Tuesday. According to the warrant obtained by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton, Johnson caused serious injury to a man by cutting him numerous times with a box cutter. Johnson was charged with first-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond;
• Josh Eades, 32, of Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan City Police Officer Will Pope. Eades was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
• Elisabeth Brown, 45, of Cumberland, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Shepherd on Friday. She was indicted for second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and persistent felony offender II. Brown was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond.
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