Three arrested in relation to vehicle thefts, possession of controlled substance

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By Staff

Three Bardstown men have been arrested in relation to theft from vehicles and possession of drugs.


According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, on Oct. 11 Bardstown Police responded to multiple calls of vehicles being ransacked and numerous vehicle thefts in the Springhill subdivision and Parkview Drive areas.

Acting on tips, on Oct. 14 at about noon, Bardstown Police officers responded to the area of 116 Barberry Lane to investigate a possible suspect and a suspect vehicle used in the thefts.

Officers made contact with the homeowner and obtained consent to search, according to the news release. Inside the residence were several men. Officers located the suspect vehicle and 21-year-old Evan James Lyons at 116 Barberry Lane. While questioning Lyons, he admitted to "car hopping" stating he was looking for change because he was hungry. In the room Lyons was in, suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located.

The homeowner, 33-year-old Douglas Patrick Adams, admitted that other suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia located in the residence was his according to the release. Drug paraphernalia was found throughout the residence including a syringe. 

Michael Dean Milburn, 20, was also inside the residence holding a 6-month-old baby. Wilburn smelled of burned marijuana and was openly drinking a shot of whiskey in front of officers, according to the release.

Child protective services were called to the scene and officers arrested Lyons, Wilburn and Adams. The baby was given to the mother who does not live at the residence.

Lyons was charged with theft by unlawful taking contents from vehicles and first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Adams was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Milburn was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The investigation is continuing. If you have any information regarding this investigation contact the Bardstown Police Department at 502-348-6811 or Nelson County Dispatch at 502-348-3211.