Man charged with Sunday residential burglary; police searching for second suspect

One of two suspects in a Sunday residential burglary is behind bars and police continue their search for the other.

At around 2:30 a.m. Knox Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a residential burglar alarm call on KY 229.

When he arrived, Hensley noticed that the front door was busted in. Shortly after making sure the house was clear, the homeowner, identified as Alfred Lane, returned home.

Lane noticed that the suspects had taken a safe from his closet that contained $1,000 cash and all of his medication that had been filled earlier that day.  

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Lane also told police that he had video surveillance. Upon reviewing the video, Lane was able to identify one of the two suspects that broke into his home as David Seibert.

The video also captured images of a while Pontiac Grand Am that was seen backing up to the door.

At around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Hensley located the suspect’s vehicle, which was registered to Seibert. When Hensley spoke to Seibert he claimed that he was out on a date when the burglary occurred. When asked what he was wearing, Seibert described his clothes, which matched the images in the video.

However, he claimed the clothes got dirty, so he threw them away.

Before placing Seibert into a cruiser, Hensley asked Seibert if he had anything on him, at which time Seibert said he had some pills and marijuana.

While searching Seibert, Hensley found five Oxycodone 30 mg., 28 Oxycodone 15 mg., three and a half Alprazolams, 23 Meloxicams, a small baggie of marijuana and some rolling papers.

Seibert, 29, of Scottsville, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, possession of controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information in reference to the identity of the second unknown burglar, who was reportedly wearing a light colored hoodie, blue jeans and sandals.

Seibert has been lodged in the Knox County Detention Center and is being held on a $25,000.00 cash bond.

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