One of five suspects accused of committing an armed burglary and robbery last Thursday night is now behind bars.
Hopkinsville Police say Fugitive of the Week, 27-year old Mory Cortez Burse turned himself into the custody of authorities this morning and was arrested without incident.
Burse and 4 other suspects who wore masks during the incident are all accused of breaking and entering a 513 Linda Drive residence while being armed with assault rifles and handguns.
Police say one of the victims, Richard Manning, was bound with duct tape and a plastic bag was placed over his head and another male victim, Martez Washington was repeatedly kicked in the head and body by Burse as he demanded money.
Washington’s wallet containing an undisclosed amount of money and Manning’s keys were stolen and at the time of the incident, three females and a female juvenile were also located inside the residence.
Burse was booked into the Christian County Jail and is charged with 1st degree burglary and two counts of 1st degree robbery.
The process to hire a new principal at North Drive Middle School will begin tomorrow morning.
The advanced agenda for a site based decision making council meeting says the group will meet at 10am at the North Drive Middle Front Conference Room. Vice Chair Alvia Littleton says school system Personnel Director Laura Morris will explain the hiring process to the council.
Christian County Public Schools Spokesperson Heather Aubin says former principal Kelly Gates submitted her resignation.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests yesterday afternoon after investigating break-ins at concession stands across the area.
A news release from Deputy Scott Troutman says 23-year old Cameron Clark of Slaughters and two male juveniles from Slaughters are charged with multiple counts of burglary and Clark is also facing unlawful transaction with a minor charges.
The suspects are accused of stealing 3-thousand dollars worth of baseball equipment, uniforms, lawn care equipment, candy and beverages from parks in Madisonville, Dawson Springs and Hanson.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a theft from a Westside Court residence.
The report says a portable air conditioner and upright vacuum cleaner were stolen from the West End Mobile Home Park residence of Jeremy Oylear.
The property is valued at 600 dollars and two suspects are listed on the report.