Man allegedly burglarizes Hazard business for the second time

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

When Phillip Newsome arrived at his auto body shop on Wednesday morning he knew something was wrong.

"When I came up to the door the glass was busted out and it was unlocked."

The Hazard Police Department quickly identified the alleged suspect and it was someone Newsome had run into before.

"The officer investigating the case went and obtained the video surveillance from the body shop and it was the same suspect we arrested in the past for breaking in there, Nicholas Salley." says Deputy Chief, Joe Engle.

Salley had only been out of jail a couple weeks and Newsome says he had an eerie feeling he would strike his business again.

"I actually filled out papers against him when they said he was going to be paroled telling them that it would happen again but apparently they didn't care."

And although he doesn't know why Salley allegedly burglarized his business for the second time, Newsome says this time the outcome was a little different.

"The first time he actually totaled the car he stole and this time I got the car back so I don't have to turn it in to insurance."

Newsome says he invested a lot into his surveillance system and on Wednesday it paid for itself.

Engle says Salley is charged with three counts of theft over an automobile, each county carries up to 5 years in jail.

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