Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has announced that the suspect in last week's alleged burglary attempts from a woman armed with a shotgun with two children has been identified and is wanted by police.
Officials said they now have active arrest warrants for Ms. Jennifer Sheperd, 32, of Roundhill (Butler Co.), KY, for an armed home invasion that took place on October 14, 2017 on Big Reedy Road in Edmonson County.
The Sheriff's office reported that on the night of October 14, Sheperd, who had her two juvenile children with her, wrecked a vehicle in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery that she had previously stolen from Grayson County.
Shepherd reportedly then fled the scene of the accident with two children, according to officials. Authorites also said the woman armed with a shotgun, attempted to force her way into a house on Big Reedy Road and demanded that the homeowners give them the keys to their car. After a struggle on the porch Shepherd reportedly fled when she saw a law enforcement vehicle approaching.
Law enforcement did not make contact with her at that time.
Through the investigation, it was discovered that neither of the juveniles were injured and they are currently in the care of other family members. Officials also recovered the 12 gauge shotgun that was suspected to be used in the attempted burglary.
Shepherd is 32 years old, is 5' 3'', has brown hair, green eyes and weighs approximately 105lbs. She was last seen one week ago, on foot in the area of Region Threlkel Road and KY Hwy 70, in Butler County wearing a black hoodie and pink sweatpants.
Shepherd has an active arrest warrant for Burglary 1st degree and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree.
The Sheriff's Office requests that anyone with information on her whereabouts or possible sightings, contact 911 immediately. Your identity can be kept completely anonymous. Shepherd has ties in the Roundhill community of both Edmonson and Butler Counties and the Falls of Rough community of Grayson County.