HAZARD—Two people are in jail this week after allegedly burglarizing an unoccupied house in downtown Hazard on Friday.
Major James East with the Hazard Police Department (HPD) said HPD received a call just before 1 p.m. on Friday, July 25, that two individuals were unlawfully entering a residence at 342 Carter Street.
“Upon my arrival [at the residence], they ran off,” East explained.
East said the two people, 19-year old Sarah Kratz and 26-year-old Doyle Standafer, both of Hazard, were able to escape on foot.
“They got several items out of the house, and when I got there they were all stacked up,” East explained, adding that some of the items included metal crutches, metal grates, and metal lamps.
East said he obtained arrest warrants for both Kratz and Standafer, for one count each of third-degree burglary and second-degree fleeing or evading police.
“Later that afternoon … an officer went back up to the house that was broken into and observed Sarah back up there,” East explained. “She tried to run off from him again, and he was able to apprehend her.”
Kratz was lodged at the Kentucky River Regional Jail (KRRJ) that afternoon, with the additional charge of resisting arrest, and police were preparing to look for Standafer, East said.
“While we were lodging her (Kratz) in jail, Doyle called up to the jail to talk to her,” East said. ” We were able to convince him to turn himself in.”
Kratz and Standafer are currently lodged in the KRRJ, and are scheduled to appear in court next week.
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.