Police arrest 2 for Louisville-area burglary spree
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested two people they say are responsible for a spree of burglaries in the Louisville area.
In one case, police say a woman woke up in the middle of the night to find one of the suspects in her bedroom.
Jeremy Hunt, age 38, and 29-year-old Donna Mitchell were being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on Friday, facing charges for dozens of burglaries. A judge entered not-guilty pleas on their behalf.
Police say they searched a room in the Collier's Motel on Bardstown Road Thursday and found several stolen items matching various burglaries around Louisville. In an interview with investigators, Mitchell said she was the driver and lookout for "hundreds" of burglaries.
Police say the two suspects went on a crime spree across Jefferson County. In at least one instance, a woman said she was in bed with her kids when she woke up and saw Hunt in her bedroom. She screamed and ran from her home --and her purse was missing when she returned.
Police say Hunt admitted to the burglary after they found him with the purse and her keys.
Court records show the suspects broke into several cars and homes, and even stole a car at one point. Police believe they sold some of the stolen items, used victims' credit cards and forged several checks.
On Friday, the judge denied a request to lower Hunt's bond.
"Mr. Hunt, given the fact that you've got so many criminal charges at this point, the court does not think it appropriate to reduce your bond, so it will remain in effect at $25,000, cash only," said Jefferson County District Judge Jennifer Wilcox.
Mitchell's bond will also stay at $25,000 cash.
The pair is expected back in court next month.
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