3 Knox County Ky men charged with organized crime
From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -
On Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Knox County Deputy Elijah Broughton responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Highway 1304 in Girdler. After talking to the victim, Deputy Broughton learned that furniture had been taken out of the house, along with a 1979 Corvette, 1990 Mercedes Benz, and a 1979 Chevy pick-up parked outside the residence.
On Thursday, January 16, 2020 Deputy Broughton arrested Jeffery Scott Gray age 34 of Hinkle, KY and Letcher Asher age 45 of Heidrick, KY charging them both Burglary-2nd Degree.
Through his continued investigation Deputy Broughton developed information that three other individuals were also involved in the burglary.
With a total of five individuals being involved in connection with the burglary and the stolen items, the charge of Burglary-2nd Degree, a class C Felony with penalty of five (5) years to ten (10) years imprisonment, is enhanced to Engaging in Organized Crime, a Class B Felony with a penalty of ten (10) years to twenty (20) years imprisonment.
The following individuals were arrested and charged with Engaging in Organized Crime:
Taza L Bowling age 27 of Cannon, KY. Also charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition-over $500.
Jeffery S Gray age 34 of Hinkle, KY
Letcher Asher age 45 of Heidrick, KY. Also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant and a Fayette County Bench Warrant.
The investigation is continuing by Deputy Broughton with at least two more arrests forthcoming.
The Corvette and Chevy Pick-up along with items of furniture were recovered during the investigation.