An alleged vehicle burglar was caught in the act and subsequently arrested by a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy this morning.
Deputy Tim Reynolds responded to the scene after the sheriff’s office received a complaint of a vehicle that pulled into the driveway of the Pepsi plant on 6-41 where a man was seen walking around with a light looking into vehicles.
Upon contact, Deputy Reynolds stated the individual, identified as 39-year old Jerome M. Kelly of Paducah had a small backpack on and noticeable bulges in his pockets and when he was questioned the stated his truck had died and was trying to locate someone to give him a jump.
Deputy Reynolds says Kelly gave consent to search his vehicle where gloves, a small light, a utility tool, cash, various keys including keys to a truck in the lot and a key fob to a Pepsi machine were located.
Deputy Reynolds also stated a folded wire hanger, small pry bar, a straight screw driver and wire cutters were located inside the Kelly’s backpack.
The deputy also reported that a Pepsi MidAmerica bank bag and a clear plastic bag with containing rolled coins worth $140 was found in plain sight.
During questioning, Kelly admitted to authorities he took change and keys from two trucks in the parking lot.
Jerome M. Kelley was arrested and charged with Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft By Unlawful Taking, Criminal Trespassing and Receiving Stolen Property and was taken into custody without incident.