Three Arrested in Charley Biggs Break-In
UPDATE: On Monday September 24, 2012, members of the Morgantown Police Department made three arrests in reference to the burglary that occurred at Charley Biggs restaurant that was reported on September 16, 2012.
Arrested were: James Kendall (DOB 03/19/1979) of 317 Dave Gaskey Ln, Morgantown, KY., burglary 3rd degree, Roger Carter (DOB 07/06/1994) of 401 Old Calhoun Rd. Livermore, KY., burglary 3rd degree and criminal mischief 2nd degree, and Herschel Havens 19, of 889 Havens Road, Morgantown, recieving stolen property under $10,000. All three are lodged in the Butler County Jail.
9/16/12: Employees reporting to work this morning, Sunday, September 16, arrived to discover that Charley Biggs of Morgantown had been burglarized overnight.
According to employees, the front door of the business had been kicked in to gain access. An undisclosed amount of money was taken, all freezers and refrigerators were left open, and the store was ransacked as items were scattered across the floor and dipping sauces were stomped.
Owner James Beattie, who is out of town, said he expects to lose a significant amount of inventory due to the freezers and refrigerators being left open. Beattie also said the thieves had placed several items in boxes, which were found out back near the dumpster.
"We've lost food, business, and money," said Beattie.
The store is closed today as the extent of the damage/loss is assessed and all equipment is checked.
The Morgantown Police Department is in charge of the burglary investigation.
Beattie said he hopes those responsible, once apprehended, are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Charley Biggs' is located at 604 West G.L. Smith Street in Morgantown in the old Jr. Food Store/IGA Express building.
According to a statement released by MPD Chief JR Wilkins an estimate of damage to the business and the contents has not been determined. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Morgantown Police Department at 270-526-2040.
Officer Paul Burden is the investigating officer.