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US Army veteran's stolen trailer recovered in Bullitt County

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Officers are looking for Herbert Howard, who they say is wanted for questioning in the case. Officers are looking for Herbert Howard, who they say is wanted for questioning in the case.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One person is behind bars after a U.S. Army veteran's stolen trailer was recovered in Bullitt County.

U.S. Army veteran Kenneth Calhoun had left the trailer after a flat tire near the Brooks exit on southbound I-65. When he returned, it was gone. 

"That was a piece of my life, piece of my history, a piece of my legacy," Calhoun said. 

On Tuesday, the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office arrested James Brooks for receipt of stolen property. James is the nephew of Bucky Brooks, the man who was cleared of the murder of Jessica Dishon.

Bucky Brooks said when he realized it was the stolen trailer, he turned in his own family member.

"I would have done it again for something like that," he said in a phone interview. "He should have known better. He's 43 years old."

Calhoun said after WDRB ran a story Monday about the theft, tips started pouring in. He followed leads and spoke with Bucky Brooks, eventually locating his trailer and the motorcycle inside.

"We got to this address because of WDRB and a story they ran," Calhoun said. 

Calhoun called police and the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office responded early Tuesday morning, finding the trailer at a property on Deatsville Road. 

"I can't even think of words to describe how I feel right now," Calhoun said. "I mean it may be raining, but it's the most beautiful day I've ever seen."

It's not a perfect ending, though. Guns stolen from the trailer are still missing and police said the weapons are likely in the hands of criminals.

"I've had past cases where guns have been stolen and used in crimes," said Lt. Scotty McGaha with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office. "I believe in one case (they've been used in) a murder, so we definitely want to get those off the street."

Officers are actively searching for Herbert Howard, who they say is wanted for questioning.

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