BOTH SUSPECTS WERE FROM SEPARATE COUNTIES SOUTH OF LAWRENCE COUNTY; SO THEY CAME THIS FAR AWAY JUST TO DO THIS TYPE OF GOOFY CRIMINAL ACT?
MARCH 24, 2021 – written by WADE QUEEN
THE MISADVENTURES OF THE JERKY BOYS: RICKEY PAULEY & KEITH R. ALE. WHO WERE ARRESTED EARLY TUESDAY EVENING IN LOUISA ON NUMEROUS CHARGES, AFTER FLEEING FROM POLICE DUE TO STEALING A ‘CAR LOAD’ OF BEEF JERKY FROM THE LOUISA WALMART.
LOUISA, Ky — Lawrence County law officers had their hands full with a meaty situation, after confronting a pair of out of town men with their hands full of a large amount of meat that they pilfered with their ‘sticky hands’ without paying for it.
Two men, one from Floyd County, and the other from Knott County, were arrested following a police pursuit over stolen beef jerky in Louisa early Tuesday evening.
According to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, Ale R. Keith, 47, of Mallie, Ky, (located in Knott County) and Rickey Conley, 32, of Lackey, Ky. (located in Floyd County) were arrested on felony theft charges and other offenses.
Louisa Police Department sergeant Steven Wilburn was responding to an alert of a person trying to take numerous items from the Louisa Wal-Mart without paying for the merchandise.
That person, later identified as Keith Ale, ran from sergeant Wilburn and jumped into the backseat of a vehicle, and the driver quickly drover away from the WalMart parking lot.
The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Rickey Conley, ran multiple stop signs and a red light while fleeing the scene.
Sergeant Wilburn. along with Louisa officer Miuchael Housinger, who was joined by deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, stopped the vehicle on U.S. 23. There was a large plastic tote inside the vehicle containing multiple items, including “a large quantity of beef jerky.”
The total of the stolen items taken was over $500.
Rickey Conley was arrested by sergeant Steven Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department , and was charged with:
- SPEEDING 23 MPH OVER LIMIT,
- THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000,
- RECKLESS DRIVING
- CARELESS DRIVING.
- DISREGARDING STOP SIGN,
- DISREGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROLLED DEVICE-TRAFFIC LIGHT,
- FAILURE TO GIVE RIGHT OF WAY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE,
- FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD,
- FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE).
Keith R. Ale was arrested by deputy Everett Chase Kirk of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with:
- SPEEDING 23 MPH OVER LIMIT,
- THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION SHOPLIFTING $500 OR MORE BUT UNDER/$10,000 (2 SEPARATE CHARGES COUNTS),
- FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), *FAILURE TO APPEAR.
No word if the two suspects had intake any dubious amount of weed, or any other drugs that led them to undertake their daring but ill-fated caper quest to quell their munchies for a bucket load of beef snacks, or if they were instead just two out of town sober stupid blooming ‘jerks’.