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By LORRIE KINKADE
The Trimble Banner
A former Trimble County resident was arrested last week on charges he sexually abused a young child
Everett Lee Patterson, 42, was arrested Dec. 2 in Carrollton and charged with first-degree sodomy. Police allege the victim was under five years old at the time of the assault.
According to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Chip Perry, the crime allegedly ocurred between April and August of this year, while Patterson was living in Trimble County.
As of Dec. 8, Patterson remained lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center. His bond has been set at $100,000 full cash.
KSP Det. Jason Brown is the lead investigator on the case.
In other police news:
Brian David Harris, 25, was arrested last month after police in Grant County stopped him for suspicion of drunk driving and discovered the vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen.
Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said local police first encountered Harris in November when he was accused of stealing items from a Milton residence. When officers approached him at the School Hollow Road home where he was staying temporarily, he denied any knowledge of the theft and lied about his identity.
Police contend he later stole a truck and chainsaw belonging to William McQueary and was subsequently charged with theft of both following the traffic stop.
Harris was also charged with DUI and driving on a DUI suspended license. Additionally, he is being held in the Grant County Detention Center on criminal warrants from other counties in Kentucky.
Coons’ office is also investigating several break-ins that have occurred in the county recently.
Coons said police are still looking for the persons responsible for breaking into Our House restaurant on Hwy. 421 North, the Milton Dental Clinic, vending machines in Milton and Bedford’s Little Town & Country Restaurant.
The Bedford establishment, he said, has been robbed three times in recent weeks, with the criminals making entry through a rear door each time.
Coons said his office has developed several leads in the break-ins, but declined to say whether the cases may be the work of one person or group of people.
“We do expect arrests to be made,” Coons said.
Anyone with information on any of the thefts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (502) 255-7138.