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Glasgow man charged after Chaplin crime spree

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By Staff

A 27-year-old Glasgow man faces several charges after allegedly leaving a rehab center Thursday, attempting to break into homes and stealing a vehicle.

Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Chaplin around 10:30 Thursday morning for a burglary in progress at a residence in the 100 block of Ed Pulliam Drive.

According to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release, James Joshua Robinson allegedly walked away from the Isaiah House treatment center, after which he attempted to break into one home, and then went next door and forced entry into another.

Residents of the second home confronted Robinson, who ran out of the house and down the street. Robinson then broke a window at a third home and crawled inside, taking a set of keys belonging to a vehicle at the residence and then stealing the car.

While fleeing the scene in the stolen vehicle, Robinson allegedly drove through yards, hit a culvert and took out three different sections of fencing before the vehicle became disabled.

A bystander helped Robinson out of the car, and Robinson then attempted to steal a pickup truck. According to the press release, the owner of the truck was hanging onto the vehicle’s side as Robinson attempted to drive away. The owner was able to turn the truck off and pull Robinson out. Robinson climbed onto the back of a third vehicle as law enforcement arrived and took him into custody.

Robinson is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree criminal mischief, one count of second-degree mischief, six counts of menacing, two counts of reckless driving, auto theft, wanton endangerment, disregarding a stop sign, and driving while under the influence.

Detective Brandon Bryan is investigating the incident.