Sheriff Melton got on I-64 West and within seconds noticed a driver traveling at a high rate of speed headed east. He pulled the driver over.
As Sheriff Melton approached the Acura SUV, dispatchers alerted him that the vehicle was stolen from Lexington on Thursday.
"I immediately went back up and did a felony stop him, took him out at gun point and took him into custody without incident," says Sheriff Melton.
After arresting forty-seven year old, Nathan Moore of Lexington, Melton discovered pillow cases stuffed with silver, bags of clothing, and jewelry. All of the items were stolen.
Deputies also found a crack pipe with crack in it and a baseball bat that the sheriff believes was used to break into cars and home windows in Lexington and in Louisville.
"Once we got him back in here and asked him if he wanted to talk, he was just out of it. So obviously, he had probably been up for several days and probably have been doing a crime spree since Thursday," adds Melton.
The Franklin County Sheriff's office is working to return the stolen property to the various owners.
Moore will face several charges.
"The bad guy goes to jail. We've got a lot of property to return to the victims. That's a win. At the end of the day that's what it's all about," says Melton.
Sheriff Melton says that Moore just got out of prison in April after serving time for the same types of crimes.
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