Young arrested for burglary on Barnes Mountain Road
Six people, including one man for whom an award was offered, have been arrested in connection with a Barnes Mountain Road burglary that took place in late May.
Estill County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell “Doc” Morris, with assistance from Sheriff Gary Freeman, arrested Frankie Scott Young, 43, Leighton Road, on charges of first degree burglary on July 27.
On June 6 Doug and Lisa Pinion of Barnes Mountain reported to the Estill County Sheriff’s Office that they had returned home to find their residence had been ransacked and “nearly all of their belongings were taken.”
Both told police they had been away from the home for three weeks for business related travels and stated the house was not in the current condition when they left.
Upon investigation police found that 14 guns, drywall, electrical wiring and fixtures and other household items including a 55” television, jewelry, knives and a washer and dryer.
One of the victim’s guns was recovered at Wade’s Pawn Shop in Madison County by Kentucky State Police and other items stolen from the home were found in the woods and other locations on Barnes Mountain. Copper wire from the home was also recovered at C&S Recycling.
The victims were able to identify the gun and wire as those taken from the home.
The victims had previously advertised a $500 award for information leading to Young’s arrest.
Five others were arrested prior to Young in connection to the case including Timothy “Cody” McKinney, receiving stolen property under $500; Tammy Young, receiving stolen property under $500; Michael Stevens, receiving stolen property under $500, and Lester Reed, receiving stolen property under $10,000.
The value of the property damaged and stolen is estimated to exceed $150,000.
Young is charged with first degree burglary.