Couple Caught Stealing Furniture
The Butler County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Ward Anderson on Tuesday night around 6:00pm. Deputy Heath West arrived at 5959 South Hill-Union Road to find Anderson and James Givens preventing individuals from leaving the property. Ray A. Ferguson, 67 of Muhlenberg County was talking with Anderson and his wife Debra Ferguson was hiding inside the home.The Ferguson's admitted to taking furniture from the residence.They also had stolen furniture from 2398 Dunbar-Lee Road in their possession. Both houses were unoccupied and contained antique furniture.The Ferguson’s red Ford pick-up was loaded with furniture as well as an attached trailer.
The Ferguson's were lodged in the Butler County Jail and charged with two counts of burglary, second degree felony.
Responding were Butler County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath West, Deputy Chris Reneer and KSP Trooper Brian McKinney.
In an unrelated case Sheriff Scottie Ward stated that a juvenile has confessed to destroying mailboxes on Leonard Oak Road.