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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  • by Melissa Location: West Kentucky on Sep 20, 2007 at 07:19 AM
    Being charged with theft of something that is to be destroyed is completely asinine.
  • by allen Location: former westen ky resident on Jul 30, 2007 at 07:29 AM
    If the house where set to be demolished what is the big deal about them taking the items that would have been otherwise distroyed, if they neaded the items or could give the items to someone that did nead them then the items shold be given back to the firefighters and all charges droped " IF they are to donate the items to GOODWILL OR Habatat for humanity " i think that if the items in housed that are set to be demolished should be donated to places like habatat for humanity or something like that
  • by Kathy Location: KY on Jul 29, 2007 at 05:42 PM
    Why is it burgarly if they were going todemolish it anyway? I would think that it would be nice to use the stuff instead of destroying it.


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