Fayette Co. Man Arrested After Stealing Firearms, Cash, and More from Mt. Hope Home


MOUNT HOPE– A Fayette County man is facing multiple charges after a burglary in Mount Hope this weekend.

On Sunday, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home on Pack’s Branch Road in Mount Hope after the homeowner returned from vacation to find their home had been burglarized.  About 30 firearms, $8,000 in cash, jewelry, collector’s money and a large flat screen television were reported missing.

On Tuesday deputies received information about the possible location of these stolen items.  A search warrant was obtained and executed at another home in the Mount Hope area. Deputies recovered 20 of the stolen firearms,  the television,  a portion of the jewelry and a portion of the collectible money.

Jonathan Adkins was charged with Burglary and Grand Larceny. Since Adkins is a convicted felon,  he has also been charged with 20 counts of a Prohibited Person In Possession of Firearms. He was transported to the Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.



Rachel Ayers

Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More

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