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Three indicted in burglary case

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Sarah Bennett

 Three men charged in connection with a July burglary in Glendale are making their way through Hardin Circuit Court.

John J. Stamper, 22, of Elizabethtown, David H. Spalding, 18, and Kassidy L. Spencer, 19, both of Hodgenville, were indicted last month on charges of complicity to commit first-degree burglary.

Stamper also faces two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and second-degree persistent felony offense.

Stamper was arraigned Oct. 18 in circuit court while Spalding is scheduled to appear for arraignment Tuesday, according to court records.

Greg Lowe, spokesman for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, said a sheriff’s deputy transported Spalding on Wednesday from Nelson County Detention Center to Hardin County.

An arrest warrant issued for Spencer on the indictment remains active, Lowe said. According to records, she was scheduled to appear Oct. 23 for arraignment.

On July 19, Spencer drove Stamper and Spalding to an Aaron Court address in Glendale “with intent to break in and remove” two .22-caliber revolvers, according to citations. Police said “some assorted jewelry” also was taken.

The case was investigated by Kentucky State Police Post 4.

Spencer and Spalding confessed to the incidents, according to records, and were cited into Hardin District Court.

A citation indicates Stamper told police he had knowledge of the incident but refused to give an official statement. He was arrested on an unrelated warrant and charged with probation violations for a misdemeanor offense.

According to an indictment, Stamper previously was convicted in 2010 for armed robbery in Indiana.

In 2008, he was found guilty in Hardin County of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking, possession of marijuana and under-21 driving under the influence, according to court records.

At the time of the offense, Spencer and Spalding were involved in LaRue County cases.

According to court records, Spencer was in a misdemeanor diversion program for fourth-degree assault, which was scheduled for completion April 17.

Spalding was released on bond for a second-degree terroristic threatening charge, which still is pending in LaRue Circuit Court. A jury trial is scheduled for Nov. 26.

Spalding and Stamper are lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center.

Stamper, who has been in jail since Aug. 3, is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond while Spalding is under a $25,000 cash bond.

According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, first-degree burglary is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison if found guilty.