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Home invader allegedly steals Accord, attempts suicide later

Adair County Sheriff's Office arrests 29 year old Campbellsville, KY man, who allegedly invaded a home in the Holmes Bend area, whose owner was awakened and was able to get the man out of his house; the home invader is reported to have stolen the homeowners Jeep, but was later apprehended by an off duty Green County deputy after the fugitive had slit his own throat with a box cutter. He was treated on the scene then airlifted to Louisville. The case remains under investigation
Note: An individual charged by police or in a warrant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding
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From the Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:25amCT, Deputy Aaron Rainwater responded to a residence on T. Rice Road, in Adair County, KY, where it was reported that a male had entered the residence while the owner was in bed.

The owner was awakened by the sound of the intruder, who was later identified as 29 year old Simon Kirkland of Campbellsville, KY.


The owner was able to get Kirkland out of his residence and call 911.

Kirkland then threw an object through the drivers window of the homeowners 2002 Honda Accord and left the residence in the vehicle.

Minutes later Deputy Rainwater along with Fish and Wildlife Officer Jeremy McQueary were called to a residence on Holmes Bend Road to assist an off duty Green County Deputy Sheriff with a subject who was attempting to commit suicide.

Upon arrival, Green County Deputy Sheriff Brian Matney (who was off duty), had located Kirkland and detained him.

Kirkland had cut his own throat with a box cutter. Kirkland was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and later air lifted to University of Louisville.

Kirkland was charged with Public Intoxication and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

Deputy Rainwater is investigating the case and further charges are pending.


This story was posted on 2016-07-23 13:19:31
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