Notre Dame commit, two teens accused of breaking into Danville store, stealing several guns

Several guns were stolen from a Danville business. (Danville Police Dept.)
Several guns were stolen from a Danville business. (Danville Police Dept.)(WKYT)
Published: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5:38 PM EST
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Three people are accused of breaking into a Boyle County business and stealing several guns.

Danville police say officers were called to check out a burglary that happened overnight at a store on Westridge Drive.

Police say the suspects smashed a window and stole multiple weapons.

During the investigation, officers were able to identify three suspects, two 16-year-old juveniles and 18-year-old Landen Bartleson, of Harrodsburg, and take them into custody.

Saturday, Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly has announced that Bartleson has been released from his Letter of Intent.

"After reviewing all of the facts available to us and speaking with the Bartleson family, we informed them that Landen will no longer be welcomed as a member of our football program," Kelly said through a statement released by the school.

"This incident is very much out of character for the man we have come to know and we wish Landen and his family well."

Police say they were also investigating a vehicle theft that happened overnight on Centre College's campus. We're told the trio was also linked to the vehicle theft.

The vehicle was later recovered on Alum Springs Crosspike and police say all 9 stolen guns from the burglary were found.

All three suspects are facing charges of burglary, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property.

Bartleson, one of the top players in central Kentucky, finished the 2019 season with 47 rushes for 402 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2018, he rushed for 768 yards.