5 arrested after several burglaries near Farley

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FARLEY, Ky. (KBSI) – Five people face charges after the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office conducted several burglary investigations in the Farley area.

James R. Mallas 41, of Oaks Road (McCracken County) faces charges of burglary 1st degree (three counts), possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carol A. Darnell 47, of Oaks Road (McCracken County) faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Austin K. Wallace 18, of Oaks Road (McCracken County) faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marshall Crabtree 58, of Milliken Road (McCracken County) faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, facilitation to receiving stolen property firearm, possession of marijuana and promoting contraband.

Paul Browning 65, of Milliken Road (McCracken County) faces charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property firearm and possession of handgun by a felon.

The investigations began on June 27 when McCracken County sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a burglary in the 600 block of Milliken Road in McCracken County. The homeowner said that he/she had returned home and found a man inside the home. The man ran away on foot. A check of the home revealed that a handgun had been stolen.

On June 29, deputies responded to another burglary in the 500 block of Milliken Road. The homeowner said someone had stolen a handgun from the home.

On July 18 deputies responded to another burglary in the 1100 block of Oaks Road in McCracken County. The homeowner reported that someone had entered the home through a window and stolen jewelry and firearms.

July 20, detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Irvin Cobb Drive in McCracken County. Detectives found 41-year-old James Mallas as a passenger in the vehicle. Mallas was found in possession of a bag of jewelry. Detectives identified some of the jewelry as items that were stolen during the recent burglaries. That same day detectives obtained and executed a search warrant at Mallas’ home located at 916 Oaks Road in McCracken County.

During the search warrant service two other people, Carol Darnell, and her son Austin Wallace, were located at the home. A search revealed more stolen jewelry, small quantities of methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia.

All three were arrested and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Mallas is accused of trading and selling the stolen items to Marshall Crabtree and Paul Browning, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives obtained two additional search warrants for their homes located at 417 Milliken Road and 434 Milliken Road. The search warrants were executed on July 21.

Detectives arrested Crabtree at 417 Oaks and Browning at 434 Milliken Road.

During the searches detectives found additional stolen property including a 9mm handgun, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other items.

Browning is a convicted felon and unable to lawfully possess firearms.

Crabtree and Browning were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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