Police Suspect Man In String Of Burglaries

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Police believe a burglary in Hazard may be connected to a string of crimes around Thanksgiving.

Police made an arrest shortly after the burglaries in and around the downtown area and now they want to know if their suspect is responsible for another crime.

Hazard Police say 29 year old Kenneth Gay of Hazard is in jail on burglary and theft charges. Police say Gay could face additional charges if blood evidence taken from a Walkertown home matches his blood.

During interviews, police say they found a cut on twenty nine year old Kenneth Gay, and then found blood at a home in the Walkertown section of Hazard.

"We went to Kentucky Regional Jail with a search warrant and obtained blood from the suspect from the other burglaries to try to link up the burglary in Walkertown," said Det. David Wiseman with the Hazard Police Department.

Police say if Gay's blood is the same blood police found at the home, then the Perry County man could face more charges.

"It was on a window seal in the back of the residence where the perpetrator gained entry," Wiseman said.

Police say Kenneth Gay is in the Kentucky River Regional Jail for burglary and theft charges related to a string of burglaries last week in Hazard.

Police are waiting for a DNA test to confirm if they already have the person they are looking for.

Police say they are not ruling out the possibility that the DNA test will not match Kenneth Gay and someone else could be involved.

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