Four Western Kentucky Firefighters Charged With Burglary

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Four Hopkinsville firefighters are free on bond after a grand jury charged them with third-degree burglary.

The four men were investigated after someone reported seeing several men on May 15th removing fixtures from a house scheduled to be destroyed as part of a flood buyout program. The items included doors, a bathroom vanity and a central air conditioning unit.

Thirty-five-year-old Scott Bullard, 41-year-old James Upton, 38-year-old Glenn Pepper and 30-year-old Jason Gluff were arrested on Friday and charged with burglary. Three of them - Bullard, Upton and Pepper - were also charged with unlawful taking of more than three-hundred dollars.

Firefighters had used the house to practice operations before it was demolished.

Fire Chief Fagan Pace declined to comment on the status of the firefighters who were indicted.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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