Last updated: February 11. 2014 2:29PM - 2933 Views
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A Lynch man has been arrested following an alleged burglary of a residence.


Brandon James Brock, 29, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Det. Danny Lewis on Monday.


According to the complaint, Brock entered the home of Stephen Foster on Jan. 15 and burglarized the residence.


Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Winston Yeary said the burglary occurred in the Dionne community.


“Lewis responded…and was able to find out that Brock and Joshua Mendoza had both entered the residence and took items from the residence and took the items to Tennessee and sold them,” said Yeary.


According to Yeary, items stolen included a large amount of jewelry, a television and video games.


“We stopped Mendoza just to question him,” said Yeary. “It turned out that he had a child support warrant on him. We arrested him and searched him. He had some checks in his pocket.”


Yeary said after questioning Mendoza he was charged with theft of mail.


“Lewis brought him (Mendoza) down and questioned him,” said Yeary. “He admitted to being a part of the burglary and named Brandon Brock being with him when he broke into the residence.”


Brock was charged with second-degree burglary and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.


The case is being investigated by Lewis.


In other police news, Joe McKinney, 39, of Evarts, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton for failure to appear and a parole violation. McKinney was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.


Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 113, or on Twitter @joe_hde.

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