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POLICE: Louisville man burglarized residence of woman in nursing home

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Matthew Ironfield (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Matthew Ironfield (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities are accusing a Louisville man of taking advantage of his injured grandmother by burglarizing her home while she was receiving treatment.

According to an arrest warrant, the incident took place on Feb. 6.

Police say the grandmother of 24-year-old Matthew W. Ironfield broke her pelvis and had to be taken to a nursing home to recover. While she was there, police say Ironfield entered her home, despite her warnings to neighbors that he was not to be there while she was away.

According to the arrest warrant, a neighbor saw Ironfield inside and confronted him about it, but Ironfield told the neighbor that he was there to move some items for his grandmother.

When the neighbor called Ironfield's grandmother, she reiterated that Ironfield was not to be there.

At one point, the victim's son went to the home and determined property was missing, including the woman's tiller, lawnmowers, automobile parts, bicycles and computer.

A warrant was issued for Ironfield's arrest on Feb. 13. He was taken into custody on Feb. 17.

Ironfield is charged with second degree burglary.

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