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OPD says K-9 unit helped capture burglary suspect

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James Brown, 28. (Source: Owensboro Police Dept.) James Brown, 28. (Source: Owensboro Police Dept.)
Donald Brown, 32. (Source: Owensboro Police Dept.) Donald Brown, 32. (Source: Owensboro Police Dept.)
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Owensboro Police says on Tuesday, around 6 p.m., officers responded to a burglary call at the Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 1221 Cedar Street.

Officers arrived and set up a perimeter around the church and were able to apprehend a male suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Donald Brown, as he exited the building.

A second suspect remained inside, refusing to follow police commands to exit.

A K-9 team was called to the scene and assisted in the apprehension of the second suspect, 28-year-old James Brown.

Brown was treated and released from Owensboro Medical Health System for minor bite injuries resulting from the K-9 apprehension.

Police say a cell phone was located inside the church near where James Brown was hiding. Officials say an investigation revealed multiple sexually explicit pictures of apparent minors on the phone.

Both suspects are lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center.

Charges:

James D. Brown:

  • Burglary, 3rd Degree – Class D Felony
  • Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance – Class D Felony
  • Possession Of Marijuana – Class B Misdemeanor
  • Drug Paraphernalia, Buy/Possess – Class A Misdemeanor

Donald W. Brown:

  • Burglary, 3rd Degree – Class D Felony
  • Possession Of Burglary Tools – Class A Misdemeanor

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