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Investigators credit a fingerprint left on a tool as the clue that led to two out-of-county men facing charges of burglarizing Blazers Food Mart last summer.
A Nelson County grand jury indicted 24-year-old William John Dodson, Jr., of Louisville and 32-year-old Justin Keith Boblett, of Shelbyville, on two counts each of third-degree burglary.
“They left some tools and things at the scene,” said Nelson County Sheriff’s Detective Jonathan Snow.
The Bloomfield store was burglarized in July. The burglars gained access through the roof, where they used tools to loosen some metal and climbed inside. Snow said they disabled the security cameras.
Snow said he believes the burglars were interrupted and had to leave in a hurry. Investigators sent the tools used to break in to the Kentucky State Police’s crime lab. The lab was able to lift a fingerprint, which Snow said investigators traced back to one of the accused men.
Snow said Boblett and Dodson are both convicted felons who were already in the system. In fact, they were both in jail on unrelated charges when they were indicted, and Snow said they will be served with arrest warrants for the burglary while still in custody.
Snow said he believed the motive for the break-in was drug-related.
“They’re probably just looking for their next fix,” Snow said.
Seven people were indicted on Wednesday on burglary charges stemming from four different incidents. Only one of those suspects was listed as living in Nelson County, with others haling from Louisville, Mount Washington and Nashville.
Snow said the number of burglaries in Nelson County are probably “about average” given its size and population.
He said most burglars are motivated by drug addiction. He said a “conservative estimate” would be about 80 percent.