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KY couple arrested on burglary, firearm charges in Graves Co.

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Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says a Kentucky couple have been arrested on burglary and firearms related charges stemming back from an incident that occurred in August.

Deputies from the sheriff’s office received information on Friday, September 2 that Angel Medina, 30 of Mayfield, would be walking in the area of East Hunt Road and KY 1241.

At that time, Medina had two warrants active for his arrest out of Graves County, and one warrant for his arrest active out of McCracken County.

One of the warrants out of Graves County was for a probation violation in a felony case. Medina was also a suspect in a recent home burglary that took place in the Melber-area of Graves County.

Captain Jeremy Prince, Det. Steve Hendley, Deputy Richard Edwards, Deputy Jason Harpole and Lt. Brent Farmer of the Mayfield Police Department converged on the area.

Medina and his girlfriend, Stephanie Burdette, 31 of Paducah, were seen by Deputy Edwards walking westbound on East Hunt Road. As other deputies approached, Medina and Burdette both took off on foot.

Medina was pursued by Deputy Edwards and Captain Prince while Det. Hendley, Deputy Harpole and Lt. Farmer pursued Burdette.

Both individuals were captured after a brief foot chase.

While Medina was running from deputies, he took a black handgun out from his waistband and tossed it into the air. The handgun was then confirmed as one of two handguns that were stolen on August 29 from a home in the Melber-area.

During an interview, Medina confessed that he and Burdette both burglarized the home that the gun was stolen from.  

Medina was taken to the Graves County Jail and charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing/evading police on foot. He was also served with the outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Graves and McCracken counties.  

Burdette was charged with first-degree burglary and was also served with an outstanding warrant out of McCracken County for failing to comply with drug court orders.

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