Tennessee Man Charged With Paducah Burglaries
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department may have their man concerning two veterinary clinic burglaries that occurred over the past year.
In March the Bloomington Illinois Police Department responded to a reported burglary in progress at a local veterinary clinic and caught a person fleeing the scene. The suspect, 34-year-old Gregory Webb of Spring City, TN was caught and charged with the burglary.
Upon further investigation police found large quantities of pet medications in Webb's vehicle, which was later determined to be from another veterinary clinic burglary in Illinois.
Bloomington Police then discovered Webb was in possession of business cards from local veterinary clinics in McCracken County.
Bloomington Police contacted McCracken County Sheriff detectives about the business cards and asked detectives if there had been any veterinary clinic burglaries locally. Detectives discovered information which showed Webb was in Paducah at the time of two local burglaries.
One had reported at the Cummings Veterinary Clinic November 14, 2012. The clinic had been forcibly entered and approximately $25,000 in pet medications and several thousand in cash were taken.
Another burglary took place December 31, 2012 at the Heartland Veterinary Hospital. The clinic had been forcibly entered and approximately $100,000 in pet medications were taken.
Additional information was allegedly obtained showing Webb had plans to burglarize the two local veterinary clinics and may have sold pet medications originating from the clinics.
Webb, who was due in court today on Bloomington’s charges, was served two McCracken County warrants for burglary and theft.
Webb has been charged in McCracken County with two counts of 3rd degree burglary and two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.