An Elizabethtown man was arrested in Big Clifty on a theft charge this past Tuesday, Jan. 5.
At approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Deputy Jeff King was dispatched to the area of 58 Bank St. in Big Clifty in regards to a suspicious individual.
King, along with Kentucky State Police Troopers from Post 4 in Elizabethtown, searched the area and discovered Larry Waddell, 38, of Elizabethtown, hiding in the area, according to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.
“Deputy King’s investigation revealed [that] Waddell was planning to steal items from 58 Bank St., which was owned by a Grayson County resident who had just reported a burglary there two days earlier,” Chaffins wrote.
Waddell was arrested by King and charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking Under $500. Waddell was then transported to the Grayson County Detention Center, where, as of Friday, Jan. 8, he was still lodged on a $2,500 cash bond decision.
Kim Willis, with the Grayson County Detention Center, said Waddell also has a holder in relation to criminal charges in LaRue County, which are Burglary, Third Degree; Criminal Trespassing, Second Degree; and Possession of a Controlled Substance, First Degree.
Waddell has a $25,000 cash bond decision in relation to the aforementioned charges out of LaRue County and will likely be transferred to LaRue County in the near future to answer those charges, Willis said.
Other charges in Grayson County may be forthcoming as the GCSO is currently conducting multiple burglary investigations, according to Chaffins.
Waddell was arraigned in Grayson County District Court on Thursday, Jan. 7 and is scheduled to appear again in District Court for a pre-trial conference regarding his Grayson County charge of Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $500 on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.