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19 year old Sturgis man charged with burglary

19 year old Sturgis man charged with burglary

Bill Stephens

June 6th, 2016

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A 19 year old Union County man was arrested last week for burglary and other charges.

Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy Steinhoff tells WMSK News Preston D. Whitfield, of Sturgis, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday, May 31, 2016 after a complaint was filed by the victim who owned property next door to Whitfield. According to authorities, the victim claimed he saw Whitfield leaving a residence located in the 6-thousand block of KY 923 outside Sturgis on May 24, 2016 where both the front and back doors were forced open and the home was ransacked. The release says there was damage to the home as well as the contents and a bicycle had been taken from the basement. Deputy Stienhoff indicates the bicycle was recovered after it was found in plain view at Whitfield’s home.

Whitfield was lodged in the Union County Detention Center for second degree burglary, first degree criminal mischief and receiving stolen property under $500.

Preston Whitfield

(Image: Union Co. Detention Center)

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