MOUNT VERNON — A 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail, after he was arrested fleeing from an apparent burglary at a Mt. Vernon pawn shop.
Around 5:30 Sunday morning, Mt. Vernon police officers responded to an activated burglar alarm at Action Pawn in the 400 block of Main Street.
Upon their arrival, officers reportedly observed a subject fleeing the location on foot. Officers began to search for the person and discovered forced entry had been made to a nearby business, Cloe Chiropractic at 330 Broadway.
A Mt Vernon Police K9 Team searched Cloe Chiropractic and located 19-year-old Darrion Lee Culpepper inside. Culpepper was the same person officers had seen fleeing from Action Pawn.
Culpepper was taken into custody for alleged burglary of Action Pawn, criminal damage to Property at Cloe Chiropractic, criminal trespassing to Cloe Chiropractic, and bringing contraband into a penal institution. Culpepper was transported to the Jefferson County Jail, where he awaits the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.
A number of weapons were taken during this burglary and are not accounted for. Police are seeking information on a second person believed to have been involved in the burglary of the pawn shop and/or the stolen firearms.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact the Mt Vernon Police Department at 242-2131 or Jefferson County Crimestoppers at 242-8477.