Russellville man arrested for burglary

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest this week in an ongoing burglary case from the Lewisburg area.

On June 10, 2015, Sgt. Clint Wright responded to a burglary complaint at 735 Lester McReynolds Road in Lewisburg, according to a police report.

According to the report, several thousand dollars worth of power tools and lawn care equipment were stolen.

During the course of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office received word that some of the items had been identified in a Bowling Green pawn shop. Sheriff Wallace Whittaker, along with the victims, were able to identify and recover some items that had been stolen, but others had already been resold.

Through further investigation, it was discovered that Richard Barnett, 59 of Russellville, had pawned the items in question, according to the police report.

Barnett was located on East 6th Street in Russellville on Tuesday, June 30, and arrested. He was charged with second degree burglary, two counts of third degree burglary and two counts of receiving stolen property under $10,000.

Sgt. Wright was assisted by Whittaker and deputy Jarrod Lyons in the investigation.

The case is still ongoing and more arrests are expected.


The Logan County Sheriff’s Department also made a drug arrest on Saturday, June 27.

At 7:58 p.m., Sgt. Clint Wright saw Dwight Markham walking on Dunmor Deerlick Road. According to a police report, Wright knew that Markham had an active warrant for his arrest in Muhlenberg County for failure to appear in court.

After arresting Markham on the outstanding warrant, Wright conducted a search of his person and Markham was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Markham was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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