Last updated: June 12. 2014 10:56PM -
By Joe P. Asher jasher@civitasmedia.com

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A woman is facing a charge of receiving stolen property after she was allegedly found in possession of guns that had previously been stolen.

Robin Middleton, 49, of Closplint, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Abner on Wednesday.

According to the complaint, on June 4, Middleton was found to have been in possession of one Hercules double-barrel shotgun that did not belong to her.

Middleton allegedly sold the shotgun to a neighbor of the victim, Kenneth Cloud.

The complaint further states the Middleton had also possessed a Marlin .22 caliber rifle, which she had sold to one of Cloud’s neighbors.

The complaint states that 40 firearms were stolen from Cloud’s residence.

Abner said in the complaint that recorded statements have been obtained from the person who bought the shotgun and rifle from Middleton.

The shotgun and rifle were allegedly purchased for $100.

Middleton was charged with receiving stolen property (firearm).

Kentucky revised statute 514.110 states receiving stolen property under $500 is a misdemeanor unless the property is a firearm. If the property is a firearm, the offense is a Class D felony regardless of the value of the firearm.

Middleton was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond.

The case is being investigated by Abner.

In other police news, Amanda Elliott, 32, of Harlan, was arrested by Abner on charges of first-degree promoting contraband and non-payment of fines. Elliott was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 1161 or on Twitter #joe_hde

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