Wednesday, 07 August 2013 08:25

The Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an attempted Burglary early Monday morning at 7467 Lecta Kino Road. Upon arrival, home owner Phillip Harper told deputies that he was sleeping when he heard a noise outside. When Harper went outside, he found two men trying to get into a window of his residence. Harper stated that one of those men turned toward him, and he saw something in his hand so Harper began to fire on the suspects with a .22 caliber rifle. The two men were detained by the Sheriff’s Office while investigating the incident. The men identified as James Keeton, 22 and Jessie Keeton 31, both of Glasgow were questioned by deputies and admitted that they had broken into the residence before to steal cigarettes. Deputies noticed blood on Jessie Keeton’s shoe, and when questioned about it, he stated that he had been shot. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  Charges in reference to the attempted burglary are pending on Jessie Keeton due to treatment of the gunshot wound. James Keeton was arrested and charged with attempted burglary 2nd degree and burglary 2nd degree for admitting to breaking into the residence prior to this incident. He was lodged in the Barren County Jail.  No charges have been filed on home owner Phillip Harper. The case will be turned over to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to be presented to a Grand Jury.


This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week- Today we are patting on the back the “Unseen First Responders”. Beverly Harbison and employees- Julie Greer, April Dunbar, Dennis Hatcher, Laura Lee Williams, Amy Houchin, Colleen Hamilton, Schelly Vance, Pan Lyons, Jim Spears, Lisa Shirley, Teresa Bull, Alison Burton, Matthew Vaughn, Bill Ekhardt, Bill Shoopman, Kathy Tyree, Joe Perry, Joann Eaton.

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