Man Killed in Wreck Monday was Burglary Suspect
By WestKyStar Staff
GRAVES COUNTY, KY - A man killed in a wreck Monday in Carlisle County was a suspect in several Carlisle and Graves County burglaries, according to the Paducah Sun.
Jesse Brock, 34, of Louisville died when his car ran off the road and hit a utility pole. No other vehicles were involved, and Brock was pronounced dead at the scene about 11:30 a.m. Lt. Brent White said Brock apparently failed to negotiate a curve.
White said that Brock’s vehicle — a red, two-door Ford Mustang — fit the description of a car that the Graves County Sheriff’s Department had identified a week earlier as leaving several burglary scenes in the area. While removing Brock’s body from the vehicle, troopers found a large amount of jewelry on the driver’s side of the car. A search of Brock’s pockets found more jewelry and two $100 bills, White said.
Later Monday evening, White said, state police got a call from Carlisle County Sheriff Steve Perry, who said a home in the county had been burglarized. Perry told troopers that jewelry, along with two $100 bills, had been taken. White said the home is on Ky. 80, about four miles from the wreck scene.
Graves Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said Brock was a suspect in five burglaries throughout Graves County. Redmon said that items taken from those five homes were collectively worth several thousand dollars and included electronics, jewelry and firearms. The Weda Circle home in Mayfield where he was staying was searched Tuesday, and police seized several items they believe are related to those burglaries.
Redmon said several witnesses identified Brock’s red Mustang as being in the area, and Redmon saw the vehicle while responding to a burglary call earlier in the month