Bourbon Co. Inmate Accused Of Burglarizing Homes On Work Release

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Police say a Bourbon County inmate on work release was burglarizing homes with friends.
They now suspect the trio in burglaries in several counties, and say they could be responsible for even more.

Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Ben Jones says Bourbon County inmate Jason Shipwash could is believed to be involved in more than 20 burglaries in our area.

Deputy Jones says Shipwash was participating in a work-release program in which he was allowed to leave the facility for half the day. They believe during this time he was burglarizing homes with his fiance, Jessica Arnold, and his employer, Chris Wood. They are believed to have stolen firearms, cash, jewelry, and more.

Today the Scott County Sheriff's Department told 27 NEWSFIRST that they now believe the trio was involved in burglaries in Scott, Harrison, and Fayette Counties. They are now looking into whether the three were also involved in burglaries in Owen and Bourbon Counties as well.

Jason Shipwash tells 27 NEWSFIRST he was not involved in these crimes. He is the only one being charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking at this time, but the Scott County Sheriff's Department says other charges against others are pending.


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  • by snomelc Location: Paris on Mar 13, 2009 at 09:36 PM
    He's a worthless piece of space. All he does is take up air that someone else could be using. And, trust me I know this for a fact.
  • by unetar Location: lexington on Oct 31, 2008 at 07:14 AM
    People do this kind of stuff, steal because they know they will get a slap on the wrist and let go, they should be fined, jailed and restitution too the victim for their property but more than likely, the court will get their fine money again, and victim gets nothing, real good message to our thieves out here, that's why they continue doing what they do
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Oct 31, 2008 at 01:25 AM
    Just trying to keep his skills honed while serving time. I say he probably qualifies for that early prisoner release program now.

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