Sheriff’s office seeks public’s help to find burglary suspect

Published 10:01 pm Monday, May 8, 2017

WAYNESBURG – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating the fourth suspect in a May 8 burglary – the other three have been arrested.

According to a recent press release, deputies are attempting to locate Benny Moore, of Moreland, who is said to be in his mid-40’s. Moore allegedly fled law enforcement on foot earlier today, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Earlier on May 8, the sheriff’s office received a complaint regarding two male and two female subjects who had stolen a purse at the Dollar General Store in Waynesburg – the purse belonged to an employee.

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Local law enforcement received a description of the vehicle, which was a 2008 Pontiac G6, and later located the car on Ky Hwy 1247.

Stanford Police Officer Preston Middleton attempted to stop the vehicle on U.S. Hwy 27 where the suspects allegedly fled, initiating a police pursuit.

“The vehicle fled and a pursuit ensured where the vehicle traveled onto Brock Drive and then onto Hazelett Hollow Road…” the release states. “the suspect vehicle left the road into a field and the two male subjects fled on foot.”

The two female subjects were identified as 27-year-old Nikki R. Woods, of Lancaster, and 29-year-old Brittany Burton.

“After a search, one of the male subjects was located and arrested,” the release states.

That man was identified as 30-year-old Joshua Joe Morgan, of Harrodsburg. Deputies coordinate with officers from Stanford PD in order to apprehend the suspects.

The suspect deputies are still attempting to locate was able to escape apprehension on foot and is currently being sought on charges related to the incident by both the sheriff’s office and Stanford Police Department.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 365-2696.

Woods and Burton have both been charged with second-degree burglary; receiving stolen property; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; first-degree wanton endangerment; resisting arrest; and first-degree criminal mischief.

Morgan faces three charges of first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree criminal mischief; resisting arrest; first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

All three are lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail.