Three Floyd Co. men arrested for burglary
Three Floyd County men were arrested and charged with various acts of burglary last week. According to court records, Chad W. Manuel, 26 of Eastern; Bill D. Barnett, 34, of Martin; and James B. Bailey Jr., 41, of Dana, were arrested on March 24 for different charges of burglary. Manuel admitted, according to the report of a police interview, that â€œhe went through the window on a ladder that was already there and removed guns, a guitar and a computer, hid the items across the road and went and got a friendâ€™s car and transported the items to Lexington to sell them in pawn shop.â€ The guitar was reportedly sold by Manuel to Danâ€™s Discount Gun and Pawn, which sold the item again before having knowledge of the case. According to officers, â€œthe suspect during the course of the interview disclosed details of the case that are only known by the victim, perpetrator, and investigating trooper.â€ Manuel is charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, and being in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Manuel has already been served on the warrant and was already in custody from a previous case.