Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 28, 2014

Police track burglary suspect through snow

Kenneth Hart
The Independent

ASHLAND — Police on Monday arrested a burglary suspect after tracking him about a half-mile through the snow.

Marcle G. Jenkins, 29, of Kenova, was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center on a half-dozen charges, according to the Ashland Police Department.

The incident occurred in the 3600 block of Valley Drive. Jenkins allegedly kicked in the door of the victim’s home, went inside and removed a number of items and then fled the scene on foot, the APD said.

Officers responding to the burglary-in-progress call spotted Jenkins running from the back yard of the residence. Police converged on the scene and were able to track the suspect through the snow and use information from residents to catch up to him.

Jenkins was located on Cactus Street, about a half-mile from the crime scene, hiding behind a pickup truck, the APD said. He had a .25-caliber automatic handgun in his possession he discarded when the officers spotted him. The gun was recovered at the spot where Jenkins told police he ditched it.

Also recovered from the suspect were a number of items belonging to the victim, a pair of camouflage gloves and a flat-head screwdriver.

A notebook computer and several items of costume jewelry were found in the victim’s yard.

Jenkins was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree fleeing or evading police, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, possession of burglary tools and third-degree terroristic threatening.

The incident remains under investigation, the APD said.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.