Joe P. Asher
A Totz man faces charges after Kentucky State Police responded to a burglary complaint.
Raymond C. Halcomb, 49, was arrested by Trooper Brandon Burton on burglary charges on Sunday.
“I went inside the residence and made contact with the accused, Mr. Raymond Halcomb, and with the owner of the residence’s son, Mr. Lance Halcomb, inside the living room,” stated Burton. “Lance Halcomb advised that Raymond Halcomb did not have permission to be inside the residence. I made contact with the owner, Sue Halcomb. She advised that Raymond Halcomb did not have permission to be on the property or inside the residence.”
Burton placed Raymond Halcomb under arrest soon after arriving at the scene. Several items not belonging to him were found on Raymond Halcomb, Burton said.
Trooper Craig Miller assisted with the incident.
“Raymond Halcomb was manifestly under the influence of alcohol and advised me he had been drinking,” said Burton. “Trooper Craig Miller found on Raymond Halcomb four wrist watches and several rounds of ammunition.”
According to Burton, Lance Halcomb advised the watches had belonged to his deceased father and the ammunition came from inside the residence as well. There was damage to the residence also, said Burton.
“During the investigation I took several photographs. The front door of the residence had been damaged and the door knob removed. An out building beside the residence had the locking hardware broke off and several of the items inside scattered across in front of the building. The items found on Raymond Halcomb were released to Lance Halcomb,” said Burton.
Raymond Halcomb was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place. Raymond Halcomb was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
* Misty Osborne, 24, of Cumberland, was arrested on Monday by the Cumberland Police Department and charged with first-degree promoting contraband. Osborne was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
* Margaret Ann Brock, 48, of Wallins, was arrested by Kentucky State Police on Friday on charges of failure to appear, contempt of court violation of an emergency protection order, terroristic threatening and theft by unlawful taking including cold checks under $500.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-573-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org