|Sellersburg man charged in recent burglary of Lexington area home|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:00|
A Sellersburg resident is the main suspect in a home burglary that occurred October 4 in the Lexington area.
Adam T. Pugh, 31, reportedly admitted to Sheriff Dan McClain that he had broken into the home of relatives and taken prescription medication and pain patches some time after 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 4. When one of the homeowners returned at 5:30 p.m., she found blood on the kitchen floor and her husband’s medication gone from a cabinet.
Evidence was collected from the scene by Deputy Joe Guarneri in a bathroom as well as from a bedroom, where a window was found to be broken.
That evening, a caller told the woman that she had picked up Pugh from a Scottsburg location. The caller said she had found the husband’s prescription medicine in Pugh’s pockets.
The medicine was turned over to the Sheriff’s Department.
Pugh was interviewed twice, allegedly admitting to entering the home during the second interview with the Sheriff on October 5. He said he had hitch-hiked to Scottsburg.
Pugh now faces one charge of burglary, a Class B felony, and two Class D felonies, possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.
An initial court hearing was conducted in Scott Circuit Court on Tuesday, October 9, during which a not guilty plea was entered for Pugh.
His jury trial is now scheduled for February 25, 2013, and his bond was set at $75,000 corporate surety/full cash. His case has been assigned to a public defender.