Theft Investigation Leads to Five Arrests
By West Kentucky Star Staff
LONE OAK - A theft investigation in Lone Oak by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department has resulted in the arrest of five people.
A report was made on November 30th to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department of approximately $4,000 worth of automobile parts being stolen from a vehicle that was being repaired.

Detectives went to a home on College Avenue on Wednesday to speak with a suspect and look at a vehicle.

While at the home, detectives spoke with 52-year-old James Gallagher, of Kuttawa. They found that Gallagher allegedly had methamphetamine in his possession. They also found that there were four other individuals in the home, including the theft suspect. With this information, detectives obtained a search warrant for the home.

While searching the residence, detectives found methamphetamine, prescription medication, drug paraphernalia, and cash believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales.

Detectives also located some of the original stolen vehicle parts on a vehicle belonging to 33-year-old Justin Crabtree, of Kevil. During an interview with Crabtree, detectives say that he admitted to stealing the parts and placing them on his vehicle.

Also found to allegedly be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were the resident of the home, 52-year-old Tommy Amis, and two others, 41-year-old Julie Currington, of Gilbertsville, and 43-year-old Frances Dehaven, of Missouri.

All five were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail. Crabtree was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, and Gallagher, Amis, Currington, and Dehaven were charged with numerous drug related offenses.

Published 08:01 PM, Wednesday Dec. 05, 2018
Updated 06:43 PM, Thursday Dec. 06, 2018

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