Evarts Police Department officers arrested and charged an Evarts man in connection with an alleged Dec. 21 burglary at an Evarts residence.
Christopher Thacker 28, was arrested by Officer John Teagle on Sunday.
According to the criminal complaint obtained by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Luttrell, on Dec. 12, Billy Lloyd Jr. reported a theft at his residence to the sheriff’s office.
The complaint states Deputy Travis Freeman made contact with Lloyd at his residence. Lloyd told Freeman that after returning to his residence following his incarceration at the Harlan County Detention Center, he noticed items missing from his the location at 73 Pounding Mill Road in Evarts.
According to Lloyd’s statement in the complaint, a PlayStation 3 with two wireless controllers, five PS3 games , an LG cell phone and a 90 degree grinder wire missing. The games reported missing were “Call of Duty,” “Modern Warfare,” “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3,” “Black Ops,” “Ghost Recon” and “Viking.”
Lloyd advised Freeman he had given a key to his home to Michael Brock. In a written statement, Brock stated he had given the key to Thacker after Thacker told him Lloyd gave him permission to stay at the residence during Lloyd’s incarceration.
Lloyd stated in the complaint that while he was in jail Thacker and David Weedman had asked for permission to stay at his residence, but denied the request.
According to the warrant, the grinder missing from Lloyd’s residence has been recovered. Curtis Blevins gave a statement to deputies that he bought the grinder from Thacker for $10.
Thacker was charged with second-degree burglary and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity, Audrey Johnson, 32, of Harlan, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree promoting contraband and failure to appear.
Johnson was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $258 pay or stay bond.
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