Edmonson Voice Staff
Bad news yet again for the bad guys trying to burglarize Edmonson County. For the second time in three days, stolen property has been recovered by local law enforcement. Timothy G. Russell, 29, of Bowling Green, was charged Tuesday evening with Burglary 1st and Theft By Unlawful Taking (firearm). Police say Russell had just burglarized the home of Nick and Brooke Stevenson of New Grove Road when Mr. Stevenson found the suspect's vehicle parked in his driveway, walking from the back yard. Stevenson confronted Russell, who stated he was looking for a jeep that had been posted for sale. Stevenson noticed an imprint of a gun in Russell's pocket. Russell then left and headed south. Stevenson entered his home and found that he had several items missing. Dept. of Homeland Security Agent Theodore Curtis overheard the radio traffic and was able to intercept Russell. He followed Russell to Country Living Estates. When Warren County Sheriff's Dept. and Kentucky State Police arrived, the officers approached Russell and detained him until responding officer, Lt. Shane Doyle with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department arrived. Doyle placed Russell under arrest after seeing Russell and confirming that it was, in fact, the same subject that Stevenson had confronted.
Warren County K-9 Deputy Hargis and K-9 unit Gunner (the dog) tracked the suspect's trail to the nearby woods. Agent Curtis located another piece of the stolen property in the area that the K-9 tracked. Officers on the scene stressed the importance of K-9 Unit Gunner's tracking ability and assistance during the incident.
Warren County Deputy Steve Morris returned to the scene and located all the Stevenson's property that was reported stolen, two guns and a walking cane.