A Kentucky man and woman were arrested after an alleged confrontation with a homeowner during a burglary on Andersonville Highway on Saturday morning and a short police chase, authorities said.
The alleged burglary at the Andersonville Highway home was discovered by the owner and a friend at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release from Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mark Lucas.
“The homeowner confronted the male suspect as he was exiting her home after the female suspect, who was sitting in a truck in the driveway, sounded the horn and yelled to the male,” Lucas said. “The male suspect and the homeowner struggled over some items that were being taken, and then he and the female suspect fled in the truck.”
Lucas said the homeowner’s friend called to report the crime and provided a description of the suspect vehicle.
He said an Anderson County deputy and an officer with the Norris Department of Public Safety located the truck a short time later, and a brief pursuit followed.
“The truck finally stopped after a short distance, and the two persons were taken into custody,” Lucas said.
The suspects—Timothy Shane Petrey, 40, of Williamsburg, Ky., and Elizabeth Jane North, 47, of London, Ky.— were charged with several offenses for both the burglary of the residence as well as an outbuilding.
Each was charged with aggravated burglary, two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, possession of burglary tools, and robbery, Lucas said.
Petrey was also charged with felony evading arrest and reckless driving. Lucas said the robbery charge stems from the struggle with the homeowner over the items that were stolen.
Both Petrey and North are being held in the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton without bond pending arraignment.