Arrest made in Knox County

Barbourville Ky. (June 16, 2019) On June 15, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a burglary complaint on Ky 1530 just outside of Barbourville. Tpr. Sidney Wagner responded to the scene and began investigation. Through his investigation he was able to arrest Samuel Owens (45) of Bailey Hollow and charge him with multiple charges including burglary 2nd and 3rd degree. Preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Owens broke into two separate residences by force and also forcing his way into three building along Ky 1530. Tpr. Wagner was able to return majority of the stolen items back to the victims. During the investigation, Tpr. Wagner located a new born fawn in the vehicle with other stolen items. At which time Kentucky Fish Wildlife was contacted.

KSP is now asking for the public’s assistance with identifying the owner of two cattle gates. These items we also recovered at the scene. Anyone with information is urged to contact Tpr. Sidney Wagner at Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131.

Mr. Owens was charged with the following charges: DUI, No operator’s license, no registration, no insurance, two counts of burglary 2nd degree, two counts of burglary 3rd degree, two counts of criminal mischief 2nd degree, two counts criminal mischief 3rd degree, possession of alcohol in vehicle, illegal possession of legend drug, prescription not in proper container, holding of wildlife without permit, theft of mail matter and theft over $500.00.

Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Sidney Wagner. Also assisted at the scene was Deputy Bobby Jones.