Boaz Couple Arrested on Burglary, Drug Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BOAZ, KY - Two people face burglary and drug charges in Graves County.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched Saturday morning to a burglary near Boaz. Deputies said the homeowner had been sent photos of his home being burglarized from a trail camera that he had outside.

Deputies say the suspect stole the trail camera, but the trail camera continued to capture photos of the suspect, the get away car, and a woman. The photos were sent to the owner’s phone. The owner then forwarded the photos to the sheriff's office.

Deputies identified the suspects as 29-year-old Michael Hammock and 32-year-old Jessie Courtney, both of Boaz. Deputies arrived at their home and found the camera in plain sight on the porch, along with other stolen items. A search warrant was obtained and most of the property was recovered at the home.

Hammock was arrested and charged with burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Courtney was arrested and charged withe receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were lodged in the Graves County Jail.

Published 09:30 AM, Sunday May. 13, 2018
Updated 11:44 AM, Monday May. 14, 2018

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