Three arrested in Boyd County burglary case

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Three people have been arrested after Boyd County Sheriff's Deputies say they tried to break into a house in Ashland early Saturday morning.

In fact, deputies also say two of the suspects were actually held at gunpoint by a neighbor of the victim until officers arrived at the scene.

The incident happened at a house in the 6300-block of Route 5 in Ashland about 1:30 a.m Saturday.

Deputies arrested Zachery Stevens, 20, of Flatwoods, Sharon Kitchen, 18, of Ashland, and William Bailey, 19, of Ashland. Each was charged with third-degree burglary.

Kitchen was also charged with possession of burglary tools and possession of marijuana.

The Sheriff Office says one neighbor alerted the elderly homeowner about people prowling around her house. The homeowner then called 911.

Deputies say another neighbor also heard noises outside and observed the three suspects on the victims' porch. That neighbor then got a handgun and confronted the suspects, holding Kitchen and Stevens at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

The Sheriff's Office says Bailey took off, but turned himself in a short time later.

Deputies say a bolt cutter was used to cut the lock of an outbuilding at the victim's house.

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