The Adair County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible armed robbery at a country store and a home invasion by two masked males.
Adair County 911 dispatch received a call Monday at 5:08 a.m. that someone had forcibly entered a residence on Rose Lane by breaking the door frame.
Sheriff deputy B.J. Bray responded to the scene where the homeowner reported that the two males entered his residence and he confronted them with a firearm before they fled on foot.
A white Scion TC was seen in the area a few minutes after the incident. The two white males were described as being 5’8” slender, and wearing ski masks and jeans.
Deputy Aaron Rainwater is now investigating the case. Anyone with information relating to the incident is urged to contact the sheriff’s department at 384-2776.
The sheriff’s department is also investigating a robbery that occurred on Thursday night.
Adair County 911 dispatch received a call on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:24 p.m. that Hwy. 206 Grocery and Grill had been robbed. Deputy Rainwater and a Kentucky State Police Trooper Casey Wethington responded to the scene. It was reported that two white males had entered the business.
One of the males apparently pointed an unknown weapon from under his shirt at the store employee demanding money. A witness was able to identify the getaway vehicle as a four-door white Chevrolet SUV.
The vehicle was found a short time later on Hwy. 127 in Casey County occupied by David Allen Haley, 32, of Campbellsville.
The sheriff’s department reported that Haley identified himself as Danny Wayne Haley and was later charged for giving a false name to police.
Deputy Rainwater arrested Haley and charged him with robbery, 1st degree, two counts of terroristic threatening, 1st degree, giving a false name to police and identity theft of another person. He was lodged in Adair County Regional Jail on $100,000 cash bond. Charges against the other male are pending.
The Columbia Police Department executed search warrants at two residents on Waterworks Street on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m.
Search warrants were issued at 105 Waterworks St. and 115 Waterworks St. Officers located a one-step meth lab, the drug methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
CPD arrested four people on drug charges:
• Karen Judd, 38, of Columbia, possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, 1st degree and possession of drug paraphernalia;
• Mark Mowers, 37, of Burkesville, possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, 1st degree and possession of drug paraphernalia;
• Mary Ann Hoover, 22, of Columbia, possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, 1st degree and possession of drug paraphernalia;
• Ryan D. McQueary, 32, of Russell Springs, possession of a controlled substance – meth, 1st degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All were lodged in Adair County Regional Jail. The case is still under investigation by CPD and more charges are expected.