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Callers Arrested After Deputies Get Theft Report
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A reported theft at a southside mobile home led to the arrests of those who were there.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department responded to a home on Vassuer Avenue to a reported theft of guns, jewelry and cash, but were later told by dispatch that another call had been received, saying the guns had been found.

Deputies and detectives spoke to 51-year-old Kip Blythe and 48-year-old Mary Waldridge, both of Paducah. Detectives learned that Blythe was wanted on an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court, and Waldridge is a convicted felon who is prohibited from owning a gun. 

A search warrant was obtained and executed, and detectives say there were two guns in the bedroom, along with methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Everything the couple had reported stolen was also found in the home. Deputies believe the items were misplaced and thought to be stolen, leading to the 911 call.

Blythe and Waldridge were arrested and taken to McCracken County Jail. They both face charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Waldridge faces two additional charges for possession of a handgun and a firearm by a convicted felon.

A short time later, deputies investigated a burglary on Oaks Road, where a home was being remodeled. They learned that tools and a large amount of hardwood flooring had been taken. 

One of the deputies recalled seeing uninstalled flooring at the home on Vassuer Avenue, so another search warrant was obtained. Detectives seized the flooring and tools, and Blythe was additionally charged with burglary.  

Published 04:06 PM, Monday Aug. 06, 2018
Updated 01:33 PM, Tuesday Aug. 07, 2018

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