Man wanted in Graves Co. taken into custody in Carlisle Co.; also facing charges in McCracken Co.

Dennis Wilcox, 61, of Mayfield, is now facing additional charges out of McCracken County.
Dennis Wilcox, 61, of Mayfield, is now facing additional charges out of McCracken County.(McCracken Co. Sheriff's Department)
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 11:33 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 4:52 PM CDT
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WESTERN Ky. (KFVS) - A man wanted in Graves County is now in custody and facing more charges out of McCracken County.

According to a release from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, August 1, 61-year-old Dennis Wilcox, of Mayfield, was found and arrested in Carlisle County by the Kentucky State Police and Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office.

He was wanted for failure to appear in court over a felony charge of stolen property.

On Sunday, investigators said Wilcox was last seen in Carlisle County after he abandoned a vehicle.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, they were contacted on Sunday, July 31 by KSP regarding the recovery of a vehicle on KY Highway 307 near the Carlisle County/Graves County line.

While following up on the information, McCracken County deputies determined that a storage building on Clarkline Road had been burglarized and a 1965 Ford Mustang had been stolen.

They say the car was recovered near where Wilcox was arrested.

During an interview, they say Wilcox admitted to law enforcement his involvement in the burglary and theft.

He was charged in McCracken County with third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 - auto.

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