Burglary suspects nabbed

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Police say duo swiped guns, cash, jewels, drugs

By Ben Carlson

A baby bracelet worn home by a newborn when leaving the hospital 50 years ago.
Dog tags from the Korean War.
Those items and many more were returned to their rightful owners following the arrest of two Pumphouse Road residents charged with stealing them.
Kris Mitchell and Tami Amburgey were arrested on numerous burglary charges following a March 14 traffic stop, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Mitchell and Amburgey allegedly committed the burglaries between January and March, hitting residences here and in Washington County for items ranging from jewelry to firearms and prescription narcotics.
They are each charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and three counts of third-degree burglary, according to the news release, and are suspected in at least five burglaries.
Detective Bryan Taylor of the sheriff’s office said the duo also stole jewelry, jewelry boxes, cash, gold coins, prescription narcotics and several firearms during their burglary spree.
Some of those items were recovered, Taylor said, when police executed a search warrant March 13 at their residence on Pumphouse Road.
Taylor said the sheriff’s office still has a significant amount of jewelry, along with a very unique bottle of wine, in its possession and hopes the owners will come forward to identify them.
He said he is happy that arrests have been made after several months of investigating the burglaries, and credited his fellow officers for helping put Mitchell and Amburgey behind bars.
 “Every deputy at our office has been working on this,” Taylor said. “We had a witness in a Washington County burglary right across the county line in Willisburg identify a car that belonged to Mitchell.
Police began closing in on Mitchell and Amburgey when they allegedly sold gold jewelry at a Lawrenceburg check cashing store earlier this month, and tried to do it again March 8. Both are scheduled to appear March 28 in Anderson District Court.