HARRODSBURG — A Danville man already in custody for allegedly breaking into a Mercer County house and tangling with the homeowner faces additional charges related to three other burglaries.
Jason Edward Myers, 35, of 28 Burckley Drive, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing today in Mercer District Court on a count of first-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into Bruno Albiero’s home on Ashley Camp Road near Burgin on July 23.
While investigating that case, Mercer Deputy Sheriff Wes Gaddis executed a search warrant on Myers’ home and recovered items taken from burglaries in Salvisa, Burgin and Danville dating back to October.
On Tuesday, Gaddis charged Myers with receiving stolen property more than $500 for having items taken in those three break-ins, along with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for rifles found in Myers’ home, Gaddis said. The rifles have not been connected to any of the burglaries, the deputy said.
Myers was being held in the Boyle County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond pending the outcome of today’s preliminary hearing.
On July 23, officers were called to Albiero’s residence after he reported coming home for lunch and discovering a man in the back of his home stuffing valuables into a duffel bag. The intruder had Albiero’s gun, and the two struggled, with the man fleeing out a window with the duffel bag after Albiero gained the upper hand, police said.
About $30,000 in jewelry was reported taken during the burglary.
Several officers and at least two police dogs searched the area around Ashley Camp Road for two days without locating Myers, who fled the scene on a bicycle. He was arrested six days later after a friend of Albiero said he thought he saw the intruder, whose image was captured on a surveillance camera at Albiero’s home, near his home in Danville, Gaddis said.
Albiero identified Myers as the man he struggled with inside his home and signed a criminal complaint against him for first-degree burglary, Gaddis said.
None of the jewelry taken from Albiero’s home was recovered during the search of Myers’ home, Gaddis said.