Arrests made in gun theft

By Brittany Wise -



Two Grayson County men have been arrested in connection to a Brandenburg Road gun theft.

According to Sargeant Bryan Hammons with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), a call came in to E-911 Dispatch at 2:41 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 which eventually led to the arrest.

The caller was Mark Hoover, who lives around the 7000 block of Brandenburg Road. Hoover told dispatchers that he wanted to report a small, red pickup truck which had left his residence and was driving recklessly.

GCSO Deputy Jeff King was sent to Hoover’s residence, and was advised that Hoover’s daughter had heard a noise outside their home and woke her father to check on it.

“When Mr. Hoover looked outside, he spotted the red truck leaving the residence,” Bryan said.

King asked Hoover to check his residence to see if anything was missing, and he quickly determined that multiple firearms had been taken from a building on his property.

“After gathering information, Deputy King spotted a vehicle on Eveleigh Road that matched the description given by the victim,” Hammons said.

King noticed a box of ammunition sitting on top of the truck and made contact with a female resident at the home who told him that her son and another male had brought firearms into the residence about 30 minutes before he arrived.

According to the police report, the woman had her son and his friend hand over the firearms to King.

Hoover was contacted and was able to make a positive identification of the guns, but told King that they were still not all accounted for.

“The mother advised both males to give Deputy King any other weapons that they had possession of, and they then retrieved other weapons from the red truck in the driveway,” Hammons said.

At that point, the two males, 20-year-old Dylan Higdon of Caneyville, and 19-year-old Lance Lacefield of Leitchfield, were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property firearms. The two men were lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

The red pickup truck was registered to an Ohio County woman who was contacted by officers. The woman told police that her truck was reported stolen three weeks ago in Ohio County, though as of press time officers were still working to confirm the stolen vehicle report.

Additional charges may be pending against Lacefield and Higdon at a later date.

King was assisted in the investigation by Leitchfield Police Department.



By Brittany Wise

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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