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February 27, 2014

A&B thieves indicted

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Four people accused of stealing from and damaging an East Bernstadt store were indicted by a Laurel grand jury last week.

Brian W. Fields, 33, 35-year-old Robert D. Kazee, 22-year-old Freddy W. Scalf, all of London, and 35-year-old Bobby J. Murray of Corbin, were named in the five count indictment for the theft.

On January 31, rolled coins were taken from A&B Quick Stop, a northern county business. Fields allegedly damaged the ceiling of the store during the theft.

Fields, who lists an address of 855 Roy Dugger Road in London, and Kazee were also indicted for being first-degree persistent felony offenders. Fields has six prior felony convictions ranging from burglary in 2001 to possessing a firearm in Laurel County. He has a felony conviction from Champaign County, Ohio for “illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacturing of drugs” in 2006, which ran with a Laurel County case in which he was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance in 2007. Kazee, of 126 Foster Heights in London, has three previous felony convictions, all in Laurel County, that include fraudulent use of a credit card, wanton endangerment and fleeing police, and fourth offense driving under the influence.

Bobby J. Murray, of 612 Tyler Trail in Corbin, has two prior felony offenses for burglary and theft by unlawful taking in Laurel County and was charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Fields, whose name is also spelled as Bryan Fields, was captured on February 3 after an investigation of his whereabouts. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Response Unit (SRU) located Fields at a Jackson Road residence where he was reportedly hiding out.

Fields was reportedly a suspect in the theft of an aluminum boat and two fuel tanks stolen from a tractor-trailer on Twin Branch Road. Fields allegedly sold the items to a scrap metal business in Laurel County. Deputies went to investigate the theft and learned Fields was at his aunt’s home on Jackson Road.

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