Burglars nabbed in E-Z Stop break-in

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By Geoff Hamill

An Elizabethtown man and a Washington County woman have been charged in the latest burglary at E-Z Stop convenience store near the Blue Grass Parkway.

Theodore Charles Lewis, 20, of Elizabethtown, and Jennifer White, 19, of Gordon Ford Lane in Willisburg, have been charged with their alleged roles in a break-in at E-Z Stop store on Thursday, Aug. 5.

According to Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley, Lewis was charged after an investigation that led to White’s home. Bartley said surveillance video at the store showed a 2006 Ford SUV arriving at the store on three occasions. The first appeared to be the subjects taking a look at the scene, and on the second visit, Bartley said a large stone was thrown through a window, apparently to see if an alarm would be activated. On the third trip to the store, he said the burglars entered the store, spent approximately three minutes inside, and left with the cash register.

Bartley said the vehicle was seen heading away from the store and turning onto Gordon Ford Lane. It was later discovered at White’s home, and the cash register was also found behind the home. Bartley located a ski mask inside the home, and he said he also found some clothes worn by the burglars in the SUV.

Lewis was charged with one count of burglary, third degree. He is lodged in the Marion County Detention Center. White was charged with facilitation to the burglary for allegedly telling Lewis where the security cameras were located in the store, and also telling him to return to her home after committing the crime.

According to Bartley, Lewis confessed to the crime when he was questioned.

A juvenile was also involved in the crime, but no details were available on that suspect.