Ward

Ward

On Sunday, Sept. 2, four individuals were arrested following an attempted robbery at a residence on Brandeburg Road.

Around 6:02 a.m. Sunday, Grayson County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Fred Norder responded to a prowler complaint at the 7700 block of Brandenburg Road to find several male subjects hiding under cars, with one of them carrying a sledgehammer.

According to a press release from the GCSO, after speaking with the homeowner, Norder learned that one of the subjects damaged the front door of the home as he tried to "break it down with a sledgehammer."

"The resident stated that he exited his residence and fired two rounds from a shotgun into the ground to frighten the intruders," Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins said.

As Norder spoke with the homeowner, he noticed one suspect, who was parked in a vehicle 20-30 yards away flee from the scene at a high rate of speed, according to Chaffins.

Norder chased the suspect into Breckinridge County, where he was able to stop Michael L. Ward, 21, of Leitchfield.

According to Chaffins, Ward informed Norder that he and two other males attempted to break in and rob the resident on Brandenburg Road.

"The two other males, Jesse King, 22, from Leitchfield, and Brandon Harper, 23, from Leitchfield, were located shortly thereafter," Chaffins said.

Norder was assisted by the Leitchfield Police Department, Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office, and Kentucky State Police.

Ward was charged with wanton endangerment, first degree; criminal trespassing, first degree; possession of burglary tools; burglary, first degree; criminal mischief, second degree; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; and driving on a DUI suspended license. He is currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

King was charged with burglary, first; criminal trespassing, first degree; and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He is currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

Harper was charged with burglary, first degree; criminal trespassing, first degree; carrying a concealed deadly weapon; trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces; possession of marijuana; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, first degree. He is also currently being held at the Grayson County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

Additionally, Johnnie King, 54, from Leitchfield, who arrived to pick up the suspects, was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He was released on a $5,000 cash bond.

This investigation is ongoing.