AUGUST 30, 2015
SUSPECT ROBBED TWO SEPARATE HOMES; PREVIOUS DEADLY WEAPONS FELON NABBED BY LPD A DAY LATER…
LOUISA, Ky. — The phones were buzzing in Louisa this week as word spread that a resident had gone to work that day and returned to a broken into home. Several items were missing and then another resident said she had been broken into as well.
The word Friday in the Meadowbrook area was that one had said a handgun was one of the items stolen.
Advice was spread to “make sure and lock your door” and the night happened to be the night of an “away” football game for the LCHS Bulldogs and lots of folks were heading out to the game.
But Saturday Louisa police Chief Greg Fugitt announced his crew already had a suspect in custody.
Here is Chief Fugitt’s press release:
“…On August 27, 2015 the Louisa Police Department responded to two separate reports of burglary in the Meadowbrook/ Cherry Knoll areas of Louisa. Each victim reported several valuable items were stolen during the thefts. Ptl Hunter James gathered information, evidence and began the investigation.
During the course of the investigation Sgt. Ed Cordle was able to locate the suspect driving the vehicle that was seen in the area during the thefts. Sgt. Cordle conducted a traffic stop on the suspect for failure to wear his seat belt. During the traffic stop Chief Greg Fugitt located a .22 caliber pistol on the suspect, which was one of the reported items stolen.
A search warrant for the suspects’ residence and vehicle was conducted by Ptl. James where most of the stolen items were located, some items were later found in Fort Gay WV.
Chief Fugitt arrested Kevin A. Totten, 39 of Louisa charging him with; (1) two counts of Burglary 2nd, (2) Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon and (3)Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon. Sgt. Cordle cited Mr. Totten for (4) Failure to Wear Seat Belt, (5) Failure to Maintain Insurance, (6) Expired Registration Plates and (7)Expired Registration Receipt.
Subject was lodged in Big Sandy regional Dentition Center. Case remains under investigation by Ptl. Hunter James and will be presented to the Lawrence County Grand Jury.
Totten was still lodged in jail Sunday morning according to the web page of The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.