Wayne County Outlook

Posted November 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm

One man has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at a rural church in Wayne County.

According to Wayne County Sheriff Charles Boston, Richard J. Randolph, Jr., was charged with first degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, theft by unlawful taking from a building $500 or more and criminal mischief first degree.

He was lodged in Wayne County Detention Center.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary complaint on Saturday, October 25 at the Little Community Church in the Murl Community.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the church had been burglarized and several items had been stolen.

A 2015 Chevy Traverse had been stolen from inside the garage. Deputies notified Onstar and with the assistance of the service discovered that the vehicle was located in the vicinity of KY 696 and the Clinton County line.

Boston said that deputies canvassed the area and located the vehicle behind a residence at 966 Kentucky 696.

During the search, deputies recovered several guns, musical instruments, coin collections, a television, laptop computers, a knife collection, jewelry and an undetermined amount of cash.

Deputies also recovered the stolen vehicle. Randolph resided at that address and was taken into custody.

Boston said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.


The schematic design has been approved for the middle school addition, as the project continues to move along. The Wayne County Board of Education approved the drawings that were presented to them by architect Mike Sparkman during a meeting held on Monday, October 13.

The two-story addition will add eight classrooms to the school. Sparkman noted that a tentative time schedule has the project advertised for bidding in mid-January with construction to be completed by mid-October.

Also during the meeting, the board approved the BG2 and BG3 for the project. They also approved a contract with Arnold Consulting Engineering Services for a geotechnical investigation of the construction site.