Last updated: June 16. 2014 4:20PM - 2268 Views
By Joe P. Asher jasher@civitasmedia.com

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Another arrest has been made in connection to an alleged theft of guns on June 7.

Lewis Borgerding, 31, of Cumberland, was arrested on Friday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Abner.

According to the complaint, Borgerding possessed two guns he knew to be stolen. The guns belonged to Kenneth Cloud.

The complaint states Borgerding and a co-defendant, Robin Middleton, boarded a CAA van with the guns.

Robin Middleton, 49, of Closplint, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Abner on June 11 on a charge of receiving stolen property.

A complaint states Middleton was found to have been in possession of one Hercules double-barrel shotgun and a Marlin .22 caliber rifle that did not belong to her. Middleton allegedly sold the guns to a neighbor of Cloud.

The complaint obtained against Middleton further states 40 guns were stolen from Cloud’s residence.

Abner stated in a 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. Receiving stolen property under $500 is in most cases a misdemeanor. However, Kentucky revised statute 514.110 states if the property is a firearm, the offense is a felony regardless of the value of the firearm.

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

Borgerding was charged with receiving stolen property (firearm).

He 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, Deanna Woodsby, 43, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer George Young on Thursday after allegedly passing a cold check at a local grocery store.

According to the complaint, Debra Long claims that Woodsby cashed a fraudulent check at Mack’s Supermarket on May 16.

The complaint states the check was written on the account of W.G. Management Inc. for $1,997.65.

Woodsby was charged with theft by deception including cold checks under $10,000.

Woodsby was 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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