Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
In less than a week's time, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has made a second arrest in an unrelated burglary where stolen items were recovered.
According to the Sheriff's Office, they officials received a call regarding a possible burglary on Morgantown Road on June 27, 2017. Authorities said the caller, Mr. Rodney Howell, reported that he found a subject known only to him as "Aaron" on his front porch when he came home. Apparently "Aaron" was the son of a family member's acquaintance.
The sheriff's office said that Howell went inside his home and found that the subject had burned food in the kitchen, and had gone through some other valuables. Mr. Howell then called dispatch to report the crime but when he returned to the porch, "Aaron" was gone.
According to the Sheriff's Office, while en route to the residence, Sheriff Shane Doyle located a subject walking on Morgantown Road, but Mr. Howell was unable to provide a description of the alleged burglar. "Something about the pedestrian seemed off," Doyle said. "I detained him for a short period of time, and when I was able to speak with Mr. Howell, he identified some of the items that had been stolen that the suspect had in his possession."
Included in the stolen items were a Rolex watch, some baseball cards, a checkbook, and some small household items. Several video game systems were disconnected from the televisions and bagged up to take, and an SKS rifle had been loaded and chambered.
Arrested was Mr. Aaron D. Miller, 34, of Bowling Green. He was charged with Burglary, 2nd degree and Theft by unlawful taking over $500. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.
"Your Sheriff's office, although understaffed and spread thin, works hard everyday to make our communities safer," Doyle said.