Last updated: August 15. 2014 2:06PM - 4166 Views
By Joe P. Asher jasher@civitasmedia.com



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A report of an apartment being broken into in Lynch early Friday morning has resulted in two men facing multiple charges, including burglary.


Robby Johnson, 31, of Benham, and Paul Thomas, 36, of Lynch, were arrested by Lynch City Police Officer John Brown.


According to the citation, Brown received a complaint that an apartment at 304 Gilbert Drive was being broken into. When Brown arrived, he found Cumberland Police Officers Cody Bargo, Cody Williamson and Kenny Raleigh had Johnson and Thomas detained.


The citation states police found Johnson to be in possession of methamphetamine precursors as well as a pill bottle containing several different medications.


Another citation states Thomas took a pill off a CPD cruiser and attempted to eat it. Thomas was found to be in possession of a silver canister containing kerosene.


Thomas was charged with second-degree burglary, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and tampering with physical evidence.


Johnson was charged with second-degree burglary, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.


Johnson and Thomas were both lodged at the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bonds.


In other police news, Jerry Joseph, 23, of Cumberland, was arrested by Kentucky State Trooper Jared Boggs on Thursday. Joseph was charged with receiving stolen property (firearm) and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.


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


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