Macon County Chronicle

Stolen Four-Wheelers Recovered in Burglary

Two four-wheelers, recently reported stolen by a Macon County resident, were recovered after Barren County, Kentucky, deputies arrested three men involved in the burglary of the Haywood Country Store (Z-Mart) in Glasgow on September 22nd.

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Barren County Deputies responded to the Country Store after receiving a report that three men were breaking into, and entering, the store. Witnesses were able to give authorities a description of the suspects, along with the direction they were last seen traveling in their ATV’s.

According to a report in the Glasgow Daily Times, the four-wheelers were spotted by Sheriff Chris Eaton, who caught up with the men on Oil Well Road, where one of the four-wheelers, driven by Joshua Edward Caldwell, 28, of Westmoreland, was struck by Eaton’s cruiser. Caldwell was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center while the other two men were detained, but was later released and taken into the custody of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, where further investigation revealed that the men had stolen an ATM machine and cigarettes from the store before fleeing.

In Barren County, Caldwell, Phillip D. Wilson, 30, and Joshua D. Cook, 31, were all charged with third-degree burglary, three counts of receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of burglar’s tools, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking over $500, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police. Wilson was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wilson and Cook were lodged in the Barren County Corrections Center, and additional theft charges are pending in Sumner County.

According to Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Darrell Taylor, all three men have been charged with one count of theft in Macon County and a court date will be scheduled following their release from Barren and Sumner County custody.

All stolen property, including the ATM, was recovered.