19 Feb 2019
A Floyd County, Kentucky man is blaming a spike in local drug use for an odd burglary his own cousin allegedly carried out at his home.
“Who steals a cheese grater?” burglary victim Mason Tackett asked. “He’s got the works…Lysol… he stole an empty bottle of spray,” he continued. “What got me the most was my soap. He stole my soap! Who steals soap!?
Neighbors said they saw Tackett’s cousin Phillip Matthew Hagans carrying items from his house.
“When I finally got down here to the house to look and see what happened the door was standing wide open,” said Tackett. “It look like he was packing up for a yard sale when he come out.”
That is when Tackett confronted Hagans.
“He was lying, throwing his hands. Saying stuff like ‘I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it.’ You know how rogues do,” said Tackett. “Blame it on everybody else.”
Then things got dangerous.
“He did pull a gun on me when I got back around the house,” said Tackett. “I guess he thought I was upset with him.”
Locals and authorities in Kentucky reportedly believe meth use is on the rise in the area leading to an uptick in crime.
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A former Glendale councilman who was sentenced to one year in county jail after his guilty pleas to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns will now serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.
Because these crimes are classified by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as nonviolent and nonsexual, the amount of time actually served is almost immediately cut in half. This policy is part of the new realignment guidelines meant to curb inmate overcrowding in the California state prison system.
Mr. Drayman, the defendant, will have to wear an ankle bracelet and be monitored by the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
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