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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A man wanted in connection with a series of burglaries in the Highlands was arrested today.
Brandon Cheatham was arrested in Henry County, Kentucky and faces charges of burglary, theft, credit card fraud, impersonating a police officer, and possession of a firearm by a felon, as well as parole violations.
LMPD Det. Jamey Schwab said Wednesday, "We kind of asked him why he was doing all this and his reason was if you live in a million dollar home and you don't set your alarm, then you deserve to be broken into, and so that kind of gives you an insight into the group that's out there doing this."
Oldham County Police also wanted Cheatham in connection with stolen property from North Oldham High School. He and two others have been linked to at least 20 burglaries.
WDRB News has been told he was on probation after being incarcerated in Indiana and returned to a crime spree two days after his was released. Det. Schwab adds, "Mr. Cheatham primarily liked jewelry stuff that could take rather easy stuff that he could fit in pockets or pillow cases and blankets...We think they were either fencing them pawning the or using them for some sort of cash for drugs type of thing."
All this merchandise was discovered last week with the arrest of Roy Jackson. We're told most of it has been returned to its rightful owner.