Theft ring under investigation

Theft ring under investigation

Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:21 pm

The Kentucky State Police is seeking assistance from anyone who has knowledge of the whereabouts of stolen property stemming from a theft investigation in the agency’s Post One district. At this time, there are still several stolen firearms and other items that have yet to be recovered, according to a Kentucky State Police press release. Troopers are currently investigating a theft ring involving numerous residential burglaries in Graves, McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Marshall and Calloway counties in western Kentucky. So far, seven people have been charged with various offenses in connection with the thefts. Those charged so far have been identified as Mason L. Courtney, 27, Franklin R. Morefield, 56, Debra H. Morefield, 51, Franklin R Morefield II, 36, and Brian K. Perkins, 36, all of Wingo, Ky.; and Joseph W. Holmes, 53, and Naomi Capps, 49, both of Mayfield, Ky. The KSP is asking anyone who might have unknowingly purchased firearms or other property that was stolen to come forward and cooperate with law enforcement to simply get the property, if stolen, back to its rightful owners. To schedule an appointment to return property or to disclose information, contact KSP Trooper Kyle Nall at (270) 856-3721 or (270) 575-7228. The KSP is being assisted in the investigation by the Obion County Sheriff’s Department in West Tennessee; the Mc-Cracken County Sheriff’s Department, Ballard County Sheriff’s Department, Carlisle County Sheriff’s Department, Hickman County Sheriff’s Department, Graves County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Calloway County Sheriff’s Department in western Kentucky; and the Massac County Sheriff’s Department in southern Illinois. Published in The Messenger 8.5.08

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