middleton 300PADUCAH, KY (5/16/12) - On April 8, 2012, Jean and Gerald Smallwood, the owners of West Kentucky Painting, reported a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck stolen from the business. The Smallwood’s also reported that the gate to the business had been damaged, which was due to the truck being driven through it.
 
On April 10th, the McCracken County Sheriff’s department received information that Robert J. Middleton, 38, had possibly taken the truck from his former employer (West KY Painting) and left it at a truck stop in Biloxi, Mississippi.
 
The morning the truck was stolen from West Kentucky Painting, a pickup truck belonging to Middleton was found on Bleich Road and had been involved in a single vehicle accident. It was later discovered that after Middleton wrecked his truck, he made his way to the business and stole the truck.
 
On May 15th, deputies conducted a traffic stop on Olivet Church Road and apprehended Middleton, who was the driver of the vehicle. Middleton was initially arrested on a bench warrant for a probation violation and further investigation revealed he stole the truck from West Kentucky Painting.
 
Middleton was served a Bench Warrant (Probation violation) and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking O/$500 (Vehicle).
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Darrin Frommeyer

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Eastbound Lane Restriction on I-24 Tennessee River Bridge Set for Thursday

KENTUCKY (5/26/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict eastbound traffic to one lane on the… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7704

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7543

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5259

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3536

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 26, 2015 2803

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10887

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7704

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5259

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2260

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1405

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 1016

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 539

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 451

Anonymous Tip Results in Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 343

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One to Hospital

by McCracken County Sheriff's Department