Judge declines to lower bond for accused gnome bandit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The so called "gnome thief" -- the man accused of stealing gnomes and other decorations from Louisville area yards -- is wanted by police again.

According to a social media post by the Louisville Metro Police Department, Barton Bishop did not show up for arraignment on Sept. 24. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest that same day.

Barton Bishop faces 67 charges of receipt of stolen property. Police say he's behind more than 50 thefts. He's accused of stealing plants, gnomes, patio furniture and more from homes in the Highlands neighborhood.

Bishop was arrested in Georgia in July.

Police are asking anyone who knows of Bishop's whereabouts to call the police anonymous tipline at (502) 574-LMPD.


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