GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon is reporting four people are in custody after two burglaries in Mayfield, Kentucky on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Redmon says three juveniles have been charged in connection with two separate burglaries, and another Graves County man has been arrested on drug and firearm-related charges.
Redmon reports a deputy responded to a Dollar General after the store's burglary alarm went off early Tuesday morning. When the deputy arrived at the scene, he saw an open door in the back of the building. He then called the Mayfield Police Department, who sent an officer to the store for assistance.
Detectives were called to the scene to begin the investigation, during which another burglary was reported on Local Drive, approximately 500 yards from the Dollar General store. Detectives interviewed the victim, which led them to Graves County High School where several students were interviewed.
A single juvenile was identified and taken to the Graves County Sheriff's Office for more extensive interviewing. After the interview was complete, detectives responded to a house on East North Street in Mayfield.
A search was conducted at the residence, at which time deputies found a defaced .25 caliber semi automatic handgun, Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Cary West, 35, of Mayfield, was arrested and booked into the Graves County Jail. He has been charged with possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (Methamphetamine), possession of an advanced firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a defaced firearm.
After deputies completed the search of West's home, two other juveniles believed to be involved in the two earlier burglaries were found in Mayfield. They both confessed to robbing the Dollar General store and the house on Local Drive.
The three juveniles are being charged with burglary in the third degree, burglary in the second degree, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking ($500) and criminal mischief in the second degree.