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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Bardstown man has been arrested after an investigation into the theft of shoes from a local charity.
Officials with the Bardstown Rotary Club say 200 pairs of donated shoes were discovered missing from a storage locker along U.S. 62 in Nelson County Monday.
The shoes were being collected by the Rotary to be donated to kids in need. The club had a goal of collecting 300 pairs of new shoes--150 for orphans in other countries, and 150 for children in Nelson County.
Authorities say the theft was reported Monday and they started receiving tips shortly thereafter. One tip led them to two adults and one juvenile who had new shoes in their possession.
"We identified a couple of individuals we believed to be involved and recovered a small amount of shoes," said Detective Jason Allison with the Nelson County Sheriff's Office. No arrests were made at the time, but tips led them to another suspect.
Thursday morning authorities arrested 31-year-old Brandon E. Humphrey for possession of stolen property.
Allison said authorities showed up to Humphrey's home Thursday morning and noticed bags of shoes in a car in the driveway. "We located a substantial amount of shoes, but certainly not the amount that was missing, so we are still looking," said Allison.
Humphrey was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing stolen items, and hindering prosecution or apprehension.
Humphrey denied any involvement and pointed fingers at the other people of interest.
The Nelson County Sheriff's Office said they expect more arrests to come in the case.