Murray man arrested for allegedly breaking into home, stealing catalytic converters

Edward Pettis, 38, of Murray, Ky., was arrested on charges of 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree...
Edward Pettis, 38, of Murray, Ky., was arrested on charges of 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree fleeing or evading police and two counts of theft by unlawful taking.(PPD)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 3:30 PM CDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - The Paducah Police Department has arrested a man they say was caught trying to break into a home and stealing catalytic converters from vehicles.

According to PPD, Edward Pettis, 38, of Murray, Ky., was arrested on charges of 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree fleeing or evading police and two counts of theft by unlawful taking.

Police say they were called at 11:33 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, reporting a man was trying to break into a residence on Jones Street.

When officers arrived, Pettis fled and was caught several houses away.

Officers said Pettis told them he was allowed to be at the house; however, the homeowner said Pettis was not supposed to be there.

PPD recognized Pettis as a suspect in the attempted theft of a catalytic converter earlier Tuesday and detectives interviewed him.

Pettis admitted to being present when catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles at two locations on Irvin Cobb Drive earlier this month.