Chasing and arresting accused burglars has kept Mason County Sheriff Patrick Boggs and his deputies busy over the past week, Boggs said Monday.
The slew of incidents began on Aug. 20 when Deputy Ryan Hull was called to the Sardis area in the early morning hours to investigate reports of a burglary on Doyle Lane, Boggs said. During his investigation Hull found two females in a stolen vehicle parked in a church parking lot, the sheriff said.
One of those women was identified as Mirage Davis, 28, of West Union, Ohio; the other was IDed as Katie Sentney, 27, of Maysville. Both were arrested on charges of receiving stolen property under $10,000.
Davis remains lodged in the Mason County Detention Center and Sentney has since been released in her own recognizance.
During the burglary investigation, Boggs said two men involved came from behind a building on a ATV which had been stolen. When the pair spotted police they attempted to escape, crashed the ATV and then escaped on foot. Hull managed to chase down and arrest James Quirarte, 33, of Maysville, and charge him with second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property under $10,000.
On Wednesday, Boggs said he went to a home on East Second Street in Maysville to question Quirarte when found Darik Wallace, 21, of Maysville, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. Later that day, he also arrested Jason Bowman, 37, of Maysville, on a warrant. Later in the week, following up on some leads, he found and arrested Chylynn Elliott, 27, of Maysville, on a tampering with evidence charge.
Also on Wednesday, Boggs was returning from Manchester on personal business when he spotted Aberdeen Police Chief David Benjamin with a vehicle pulled over and recognized the suspect as Burton who had escaped from Hull two days before.
An investigation into that incident resulted in a search warrant being executed at Burton’s home at the corner of Kentucky 1234 and Orangeburg Road where thousands of dollars in stolen items from Adams County, Brown County and Maysville was recovered, Boggs said. Those items included tool boxes, a washer and dryer, a military-type trailer and three large boxes of watches — old, new and parts, he said. The sheriff said he believes the watches may have been stolen from a watch repairperson and he hopes to find out who and return the items.
Dog tags from a Vietnam era veteran named Douglas L. Griffith were also recovered and Boggs hopes to reunite those with the owner, he said.
In an unrelated incident, Deputy Ryan Swolsky answered an alarm call at about 7 a..m., to the May’s Lick Mill. The mill manager also responded and Swolsky entered the mill in an attempt to locate any person inside.
An alleged burglar was located and during questioning gave the deputy false information before fleeing the scene, Boggs said. He was eventually chased down and arrested by Swolsky.
Jeremy Earlywine, 27, of Germantown, is charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, fleeing or evading police and is being held in the Mason County Detention Center under a $10,000 cash bond.