Five Arrested for Stealing Property and Cars from Kentucky Tornado Victims

Photo: Graves County Sheriff's Office

Five people have been arrested in Kentucky after they allegedly stole property and vehicles by victims of the tornadoes that ravaged the area last week.

During the afternoon hours of Friday, December 17th, police were called over what was described as suspicious activity in Graves County in southwest Kentucky, an area hit hard by the storms.

Sheriff's deputies from Graves County, nearby Calloway County, and Kentucky State Troopers all converged on the reported location. There, they found a group of people towing vehicles and attempting to flee the scene towing several damaged vehicles.

When the law enforcement officials stopped the group, they found what was described as a variety of personal belongings that had been owned by victims of the tornado including household goods, brand new shoes, and copper wiring among other things.

They were also reportedly towing multiple vehicles owned by tornado victims that had been either displaced by the storm, were recovering in the hospital and/or had died.

The names of the suspects are 55-year-old Kevin Stowe of Union City, TN, 57-year-old Ronnie White of Hickman, KY, 56-year-old Lynne Bailey, Jr. of Hickman, KY, 29-year-old Kaitlyn Moore, and 52-year-old Linda Morris of Dresden, TN.

In addition to charges relating to the theft of the property and automobiles, Moore and Morris were also charged with Possession of Methamphetamines.

The incident is still under investigation.

Source: KFVS12

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