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Update to Residential Burglary Investigation in Warren County, KY

Date of News Release: 12/20/2007

(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) - During a two day trial that started on 12-18-2007 in Warren Circuit Court the jury handed down a guilty verdict, on all counts aforementioned. The Honorable Steve Wilson preceded in the case. On 12-19-2007, Michael Bratcher was sentenced to 5 years on the 1st count of Burglary 2nd Degree, 9 years on the 2nd count of Burglary 2nd Degree, 5 years on the T.B.U.T. O/$300, 1 year on the count of T.B.U.T. U/$300 and a $500.00 fine, 2 years on the Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and 1 year on the last count of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree for a total sentence of 23 years.

The guilty verdict ended an 18-month investigation, which lead to numerous arrests, and the return of many stolen items back to their rightful owner, and assisted in breaking up a "Burglary Ring" in which the Bowling Green Police and Kentucky State Police have been investigating. Numerous other individuals are currently awaiting trials in this case.

Original Release Below

(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) - On 06/25/2006 Kentucky State Police investigated a residential burglary at 188 Keeneland Court in the Clayborne Farms Community of Bowling Green. During the burglary a substantial amount of electronics, jewelry, clothing and household items were taken. Also taken from the residence was a silver 2005 Mercedes, which was later recovered by KSP. When recovered the vehicle had damage consistent with a frontal impact. If you have any information about an accident involving a silver Mercedes during the time from of June 24 or 25 or if you have information of this burglary please contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-782-2010. This in an ongoing investigation.

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