SOMERSET — A man being sought by police in over six Kentucky counties has turned himself into Somerset Police before being turned over to the Casey County Sheriff's Department.
James Lopez Jr., of Somerset, is accused of burglaries in Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties. Casey County is the only one that had a warrant out for Lopez's arrest, according to Lt. Shannon Smith of the Somerset Police, which is why he was turned over to that force.
According to Smith, Lopez is familiar with a member of their police force, who has a brother who is a detective. Through that contact, police were able to negotiate his surrender and Lopez met police at about 11 a.m. today, surrendering "without a problem." He had been in hiding in a different county, however, Smith would not reveal where.
In addition to the other counties who believe Lopez may be connected to their burglaries, Somerset police also have crimes that match his MO, according to Smith. At this time, he explained, those are still ongoing investigations.
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