A stolen vehicle investigation is not uncommon in Lyon County, but two in as many days tied to the arrest of three locals is a rare occurrence.
“It’s kind of odd for us,” said Sheriff Brent White.
Kelly Jo Rogers, 39, and Glenn Keith Greenfield, 40, both listing the same Eddyville address, were charged last week with receiving stolen property over $10,000. The arrests were made in connection with a customized 2015 Ford Mustang GT stolen two years ago out of Ohio and found parked at a local business.
According to Deputy Joe Witherspoon’s report, the vehicle was left Thursday at Williams Veterinary Clinic on Ky. 1943. It was towed from the site and found by the sheriff’s department to be stolen.
The investigation led authorities to Rogers and Greenfield as suspects, but they were unable to make contact with the pair Thursday for questioning. The following day, Rogers reportedly called the veterinary clinic to ask where her car was, then called dispatch asking why her vehicle was towed. The couple were then located and arrested at a residence on U.S. 641.
The sheriff’s report indicates Greenfield set up a deal to purchase the Mustang using a check issued to Rogers by an insurance company. At the time of the sale, Witherspoon’s report reads, the seller did not have a title to the car.
Greenfield told authorities he bought the sports car for just under $9,000. The vehicle, which was customized with Lamborghini doors and accessories used for car shows, was valued at more than $23,000 at the time of the transaction.
The investigation showed the car had changed hands several times since the theft in 2018 and had been hidden in a storage unit in Clarksville, Tennessee for most of that period.
White added that Rogers was out on bond for a Caldwell County charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.
Also on Friday, Deputy Sam Adams arrested Troye Wade Burrus, 28, of Kuttawa on a charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000. That separate case involved a 2001 Chevy Express cargo van stolen from Calloway County and burned at Poplar Creek Boat Ramp in Lyon County.
According to the report, the sheriff’s department in Calloway County asked Lyon County Sheriff’s Department for assistance in recovering a van stolen from a Calloway County business. It was believed to be at Burrus’ residence at 840 Travis Road.
When questioned, the suspect reportedly told authorities he knew where the van was located, but when they arrived at the boat ramp, the vehicle was missing. However, it was discovered that a week earlier on July 18, Kuttawa Fire Department and Kentucky State Police responded to a call at the boat ramp where the van was ablaze. It was subsequently towed from the site.
Burrus reportedly identified the van from photos as the one he had driven to the Poplar Creek Boat Ramp.
White said arrest by his department for stolen vehicles typically involve cases originating elsewhere, with suspects entering the county off of Interstate 24. The two local cases in one week are very rare, he added.