The Nicholasville Police Department arrested three people in connection with a rash of burglaries that have occurred in recent months, according to officer Kevin Grimes.
On Thursday, police arrested Erick Reynolds, Shaylin Floyd and Mike Samaan. Reynolds was charged with second-degree burglary, while Floyd was charged with complicity to commit burglary.
“We were able to determine that Shaylin Floyd and Erick Reynolds were involved with multiple burglaries that were taking place in the city based on information that we gathered,” Grimes said. “We charged both of them with burglary offenses on Thursday.”
Samaan, owner of the Cluckers store and Marcos Pawn Shop in Wilmore, was charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000, Grimes said.
“Through the investigation, we determined that some of the stolen property was taken to Mike Samaan to his business, Cluckers and Marcos,” Grimes said. “We did a little undercover investigation, and we sent somebody in there with some property and he purchased that property knowing that property was probably stolen.”
Grimes said Reynolds and Floyd were involved with at least eight burglaries inside the city and targeted mostly small items such as jewelry. Most of the crimes occurred during the day while the victims were at work, Grimes said.
The second-degree burglary charge is a Class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison, if convicted. The complicity and receiving stolen property charges are Class D felonies, punishable by 1-5 years in prison, if convicted.
The investigation is still ongoing, and the Journal will update this story as more information becomes available.