Kentucky suspects arrested for stealing from tornado victims: 警察

The thefts came about a week after a deadly storm swept the state, 至少杀死 78 people and destroying more than 1,000 房屋.

Sheriff’s 代表 received a report of suspicious activity on Friday afternoon just half a mile away from a candle factory that was leveled during the tornadoes, leaving eight people dead.

It was reported that several suspects that appeared to have been working in a group were rummaging through persons personal property, and loading vehicles that were destroyed by the tornado,” 警长办公室说.

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When deputies arrived, they stopped the group before they could leave the area with stolen vehicles in tow.

Five Kentuckians were arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing vehicles and household items from tornado-damage victims.

Five Kentuckians were arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing vehicles and household items from tornado-damage victims. (Graves County Sheriff’s Office)

Two of the suspects were in possession of methamphetamine.

Kaitlyn Moore, 29, was charged with theft by unlawful taking of a vehicle, 篡改物理证据, and possession of methamphetamine after the drug was allegedly foundhidden… in her body cavity.

Linda Morris, 52, was stopped with copper wiring, a new pair ofUggboots that she had stolen from someone’s home, and syringes containing methamphetamine, according to law enforcement.

She’s facing charges of theft by unlawful taking of an automobile, possession of methamphetamine, operating on a suspended license, and theft of personal property.

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Kevin Stowe, 55, was allegedly found with more than $ 120,000 dollars in cash while driving a vehicle with a stolen license plate. He was charged with theft of an automobile and theft of a vehicle registration plate.

Ronnie White, 57, and Lynne Bailey, 56, were both also charged with unlawful taking of an automobile.