Local men arrested in Kentucky

Three Branch County men and a Sturgis resident were arrested for allegedly stealing property from tornado-damaged homes and vehicles in Kentucky.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and police in Caldwell County, Ky., announced the arrests Friday.

Cameron said Sevon Gowen, 25, of Sturgis, was charged with possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.

Brandon Ransbottom, 27, of Bronson, was charged with possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, possessing a handgun as a convicted felon and possession of marijuana.

Mitchell Stanton, 30, and Jesse Stanton, 29, both of Coldwater, were charged with possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property, according to Cameron’s office.

On Dec. 16, detectives with the attorney general’s Department of Criminal Investigations were assisting Princeton Police Department with needs arising from the tornadoes and storms, a news release from Cameron’s office said.

Detectives noticed four male subjects and approached them for questioning, which revealed they had allegedly taken property from tornado-damaged vehicles and residences.

They were taken to Caldwell County Jail.

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