The Richmond Register

Local News

March 6, 2013

Sheriff: Garrard suspect’s black SUV links him to Madison burglaries

Madison County burglaries.

MADISON COUNTY — A news account of a Garrard County home invasion and communication between Garrard and Madison sheriffs’ deputies led to a break in the investigation of a string of Madison County burglaries.

   In January, the Madison County Sheriff's Department began investigating a series of seemingly related burglaries around the county, according to Deputy Willard Reardon

In some witness accounts, a black sport utility vehicle was seen leaving the areas where burglaries had occurred, Reardon stated in a news release.

Investigators also found that similar entry methods often were used and the same types of items were taken, wrote Reardon, spokesperson for Sheriff Jerry Combs.

Several burglaries also took place at similar times and in the same general area. Road deputies were already watching for a black SUV when the breakthrough occurred, Readon said.

After hearing that Jarred Pitman, who was wounded in the Garrard home invasion, was driving a black SUV, a Madison County deputy called an acquaintance on the Garrard force.

A Madision sheriff’s detective then interviewed Pitman at the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he was being treated, and he confessed to several Madison County burglaries, Reardon said.

Pitman was found to have sold several pieces of jewelry taken in burglaries here to pawn shops in Nicholasville, Lexington, Richmond, Berea and London from which it was recovered, according to the sheriff’s news release.

Also, investigators discovered Pitman had sold or traded electronics stolen in Madison County to other individuals, Reardon said.

Televisions, guns and other electronics that linked Pitman to other burglaries were later seized from those individuals. Some in possession of the stolen the property were already under investigation by Madison County narcotic detectives, and drug charges were filed against two of them, Reardon said. Search warrants then led to the recovery of additional property, he said.

Several burglary victims have been able to retrieve stolen property, and the sheriff’s department is currently identifying the owners of the remaining property that was recovered.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department charged Jarred Pitman with one count of first-degree burglary, seven counts of second-degree burglary, one count of felony theft by deception, two counts of misdemeanor theft by deception.

Dessie Hyatt  also faces a felony receiving stolen property charge in connection with the burglaries.                                                                               However, the investigation continues.


Text Only
Local News
  • Legislature passes road-spending plan

    Kentucky House and Senate lawmakers agreed Tuesday to a $4.1 billion road-spending plan on the legislature’s final day, avoiding an expensive special session.
    The plan includes $5.2 billion worth of projects throughout the state. But as much as 25 percent of that money will not be spent. Lawmakers said they would like to include a cushion in case some projects are delayed because of environmental concerns or problems acquiring land.

    April 16, 2014

  • 4-16 CMMShealthfair5.jpg Health fairs cover contemporary teenage topics

    Berea Community High School health students coordinated their first all-day health fair in November that was catered to elementary students.

    But their spring fair Monday handled more mature issues that targeted the middle and high school crowd, said health teacher Cathy Jones.

    April 16, 2014 13 Photos

  • 4-16 Lisa Begley.jpg Police: Woman drove through storage business gate

    Richmond police arrested a Lexington woman Monday night after the property manager at Main Street Storage said she repeatedly drove her vehicle into a gate and fence at the 455 E. Main St. business.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local jobless rate for 2013 same as 2012

    Madison was one of 12 Kentucky counties with a 2013 jobless rate unchanged from the previous year, according to statistics released Tuesday.

    Still, only four counties – Woodford, 6.1; Fayette and Oldham, 6.5; and Scott, 6.7 – had jobless rates better than Madison’s 6.8 percent.

    April 16, 2014

  • Danville officials table fairness ordinance

    City officials in Danville have tabled an anti-discrimination proposal.
    The Advocate-Messenger reports that the move on Monday came after questions were raised about its legality and suggestions were made for changes.

    April 15, 2014

  • Grimes outpaces McConnell in first quarter

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has again outpaced her likely Republican general election opponent, incumbent Mitch McConnell, in fundraising during the first quarter — but she remains well behind McConnell in total fundraising and cash on hand.

    April 15, 2014

  • $250,000 wrecker stolen

    A representative of Barger’s Wrecking Service, North Porter Drive, reported to Richmond police Sunday that a black, 1996 Peterbilt wrecker with company logos on it was stolen from the business’ parking lot. The wrecker is valued at $250,000, according to the police report.

    April 15, 2014

  • Owner requests business zoning for corner of West Main and Tates Creek

    The owner of three lots at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue wants the property rezoned from R-1B (Single-family Residential) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business).

    April 14, 2014

  • Regents approve smoke-free campus policy

    The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents on Monday approved a tobacco-free campus policy and set 2014-15 rates for tuition, housing and meal plans.

    Effective June 1, the use of tobacco on all property that is owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the university will be prohibited.

    April 14, 2014

  • 4.15 Eggstravaganza 1.jpg Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond

    Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?

    Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Should the Richmond City Commission stop rezoning property to allow construction of apartments?

     View Results