Local thefts lead to Hodgenville man’s arrest

By Matt Lasley - [email protected]


A Hodgenville man was recently arrested following a police investigation into multiple burglaries in Clarkson.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Beasley responded to Danes Hill Road in Clarkson to investigate several reported burglaries in that neighborhood.

Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins said in a news release that, during Beasley’s investigation, a suspect vehicle was identified, and, during his neighborhood canvas, Beasley conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle fitting the description of the suspect vehicle.

The owner of the vehicle, Glenetta M. Shoffner, 41, of Bradfordsville, KY was arrested on a warrant out of Marion County for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, according to Chaffins.

Additionally, the driver of the suspect vehicle, Michael K. Caffee, 37, of Hodgenville, KY, was identified and released, the release states.

The vehicle was impounded for further investigation, and Shoffner was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on the warrant, Chaffins said.

“None of the stolen items were found in the suspect vehicle; however, it was suspected that the thieves already unloaded their prize earlier in the day,” Chaffins wrote in the release.

Beasley continued his investigation by following up with Kentucky State Police (KSP) troopers at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown on Feb. 2, and information was shared as troopers responded to Caffee’s residence in Hodgenville.

Based on communication between Beasley and the victims of the burglaries, troopers were able to identify some of the stolen items in Caffee’s residence, according to Chaffins.

A subsequent search warrant, conducted by Beasley, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dennis Dvorjak, and the KSP troopers, resulted in the recovery of most of the items taken in the burglaries in Grayson County, Chaffins said.

In total, over $11,000.00 in stolen merchandise was taken from the Grayson County residences, and Beasley and Dvorjak recovered over $9,000.00 in the Hodgenville home, the release states.

Post 4 troopers arrested and charged Caffee on Feb. 2 with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 and lodged him in the LaRue County Detention Center, where he was also booked on Feb. 2 for the charges of Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia – Buy/Possess, according to the LaRue County Detention Center’s website, www.laruecountydetention.com.

Additional charges and arrests are pending, and the case will be presented to the next meeting of the Grayson County Grand Jury, Chaffins said.

Beasley’s investigation is ongoing.


By Matt Lasley

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Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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