TWO ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH BURGLARY: Reportedly told resident they had climbed through her window and slept in her bed
FALCON – Two were arrested on Friday for allegedly breaking into a home on Falcon Road and stealing guns.
According Kentucky State Police Trooper M. Haney’s report, he responded to a call on Falcon Road on July 14. When he arrived, he spoke with a man who advised him that two men broke into his house and stole items from the residence, and the two men were sitting in a tan car in the driveway.
While Haney was talking with the man about the break-in, one of the suspects, Steven G. Dobson, 54, of Louisville, came around the van and started yelling and cursing. He was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, and had pinpoint pupils that would not react to light. Haney noted that he appeared to be manifestly under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
Dobson was placed in the police car while Haney continued the investigation.
He spoke with a female, who lives in the home, as well. She told police she returned home at approximately 9 a.m. on Friday, July 14, and observed Dobson and the other suspect, Matthew E. Gipson, 45, also of Louisville, walking around on the flat below her house.
When she went up to the house she noticed someone had broken into her residence. Once inside, she noticed clothes were scattered around and drawers were left open. She told police she stepped outside to call her boyfriend and Dobson and Gipson approached her and stated they had crawled through a window into her home and slept in her bed. She reportedly told them she had to call the police, but one of the men told her he owned the property. She called her mom and boyfriend, who in turn called law enforcement.
When Dobson and Gipson learned the police had been called, they attempted to leave in a tan car, however, her mother used her van to block them in until law enforcement could arrive.
Trooper Haney noted in the arrest citations both men had slurred speech, were unsteady on their feet and were visibly under the influence.
Three stolen guns were found in the trunk of the tan car, with Trooper Haney alleging in the police report the guns had been removed from the residence by the two males.
Dobson is facing the following charges: public intoxication of a controlled substance -excludes alcohol (Class B misdemeanor), first-degree burglary (Class B felony), and second-degree disorderly conduct (Class B misdemeanor). Gipson is charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance - excludes alcohol (Class B misdemeanor) and first-degree burglary (Class B felony).
Both men are currently being held with a $10,000 cash bond at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, with preliminary hearings scheduled for July 24 at 9:15 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center.
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