Lily man wanted on burglary and criminal mischief charges; arrested during a traffic stop

According to Laurel County Sheriff’s office, a Lily man is facing burglary and criminal mischief charges after he was caught with outstanding warrants during a traffic stop.

Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Dylan Messer conducted a traffic stop on South Main Street on Monday afternoon, January 24. Deputy Messer determined that the driver of a Ford F150 pickup, Jonathan Carpenter, was wanted on outstanding warrants during the traffic stop.

Carpenter, 27, of Kay Lane, Lily, was arrested and charged with:

  • a Whitley District Court warrant of arrest - theft by unlawful taking; theft by deception regarding Carpenter had been hired as a handyman to do repairs at a female subject's residence. He allegedly had taken jewelry from inside the residence. Carpenter also allegedly changed numbers on a receipt from a building supply store to make more money from the homeowner than items charged there at the store.
  • a Laurel District Court warrant of arrest obtained by Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Travis Napier charging burglary – first-degree; criminal mischief – third-degree regarding a reported burglary and property damage at a residence on Skyview Drive where allegedly this individual had unlawfully entered a residence damaging the door and taking several items from inside the residence including to firearms.

Carpenter was lodged at the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

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