Three individuals were arrested Sunday evening after an alleged burglary attempt in Whitley City.
According to McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Perry, he responded to a call concerning a possible burglary on Sand Hill Road around 7:50 p.m.
According to the arrest report, Deputy Perry arrived on scene and found a man and woman standing in the road, with another couple behind the storage units. As he began speaking to the couple, the male admitted that he and the woman were involved in the incident.
As he was further interviewing the suspect, a man came running up to him holding a rifle, stating he was in the residence when an individual had come into the residence wearing a mask and holding the weapon. The man reportedly fought with the invader and managed to get the gun away, then ran from the house to call 911.
The male suspect, identified as Brian Spradlin stated he and his daughter, Tori Spradlin, were taken to the residence with a third suspect, identified as Gary Douglas – Mrs. Spradlin’s boyfriend.
Inside a pocket of Mr. Spradlin’s overalls a black mask was found.
Douglas was taken into custody a short while later and reportedly admitted that he and his girlfriend had picked up her father and went to the residence. Douglas stated that Mr. Spradlin had given him the mask and gun to wear in the attempted robbery.
Douglas was charged with First Degree Burglary, and two counts of Fleeing and Evading. Brian Spradlin was charged with First Degree Burglary and Public Intoxication, while Mrs. Spradlin was charged with First Degree Burglary.
Assisting with the case were trooper Joel Woods, Forest Service Officer Tim Grooms, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Chris King, Constable Dustin Ridner and Sheriff Randy Waters.