DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – Four people are accused of stealing industrialized hemp from a farm in Daviess County.
21-year-old Quashawn Kennedy, 19-year-old Raven Luckett, 37-year-old Christopher Hoggard, and James Kyle are all facing charges in connection with the hemp theft.
Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about hemp theft just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Deputies say the caller said she and her husband thought someone was stealing their hemp from their farm. And said they put surveillance cameras in to keep an on the farm.
The owners received an alarm about someone trespassing.
The farm owner was able to run the suspects off their property after firing a warning shot.
The owner saw a vehicle leaving the area and chased them into Henderson County.
Deputies were able to apprehend the suspects using surveillance video from the farm.
Hoggard is charged with criminal trespassing, theft, possession of industrial hemp, and tampering with physical evidence.
Kyle is charged with criminal trespassing, theft, possession of industrial hemp, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. These charges were enhanced due to a gun found in his possession. He was also cited for a failure to appear warrant out of Henderson County.
Kennedy is charged with criminal trespass, theft, possession of industrial hemp, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by convicted felon. All of his charges have been enhanced due to the firearm possession.
Luckett is charged with failure to improper signal, no operator’s license, criminal trespass, theft, possession of industrial hemp, and tampering with physcial evidence.
All four suspects are scheduled to be in court on Friday, September 27th.
(This story was originally published on September 25, 2019)