Sheriff: London house-sitter stole from homeowners, gave alcohol to minors

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Donnie Hammons, 35, is in jail after stealing more than $1000 worth of goods, mostly electronics and firearms, while housesitting for someone, the sheriff's office said.

Laurel County Deputy Josh Scott arrested Hammons early Monday morning after receiving a report warning police about the theft. Officials initially said Hammons stole an impact gun and a Yeti cooler, valued at more than $900. He allegedly sold them at a pawn shop for $150.

Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Gray says that his investigation revealed more stolen goods. In addition to the impact gun and Yeti cooler, Hammons also stole three iPhones, one iPad, one Mac Book, and one firearm, officials said. He sold the iPhones for $60 before they were recovered by police.

Hammons also invited four people, three of them underage, to the victim’s home where they all drank alcohol, officials said. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000, first-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, and three counts of second-degree wanton endangerment.

Hammons was placed in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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