ATV found vandalized after gun, four-wheeler stolen from Pike County home

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Updated 10:25 p.m.
Just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, the family said the four-wheeler was located, but the gun is still missing.

"It's been painted and tore up some, but we have identified (it) and it's safe," said homeowner Shelley McGuire.

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A break-in in the Greasy Creek community has one family on edge.

Friday, Nick McGuire came to his family's home in Pike County to find the back door broken into and the power cut off.

He checked the home, soon realizing a gun and his four-wheeler were stolen. The Smith and Wesson AR and Honda Rubicon 500 both belonged to Nick.

The home, owned by his parents, used to belong to his grandparents. The family is maintaining it until Nick finishes pharmacy school, at which point his mother Shelley hoped Nick would move in. Now, she isn't sure she wants him there.

"I wanted him to raise his family here. But, I just don't know that this is something that's going to be done," she said.

She worries that the community has gone downhill.

"To enter our home is such a personal invasion," Shelley said.

But she knows not everyone is part of the problem.

"We've had a lot of people calling, texting, messaging. It's been wonderful," she said. "There's still lots of good people."

Shelley said Kentucky State Police is investigating the burglary and the family is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to the return of the stolen items.

Until then, they have secured the home with more cameras and lights in hopes that something like this never happens again.

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