Whitesburg KY

Letcher native faces charges in Scott Co.

A former Letcher County resident already in trouble in Mt. Sterling is now accused of breaking into several airport hangers in Georgetown.

Det. Dave Willis of the Scott County Sheriff ’s Department said William “Tre” Sexton III, formerly of Little Colley, turned himself into police Monday after an arrest warrant was issued.

Willis said Sexton, who was a student pilot in Scott County, broke into several hangers at the Georgetown- Scott County Regional Airport around 3 a.m. on Sept. 19 and took “avionics and pilot possessions.” Sexton has been charged with eight counts of burglary and eight counts of criminal mischief.

Sexton was released from the Scott County Detention Center on Nov. 15. He has not been arraigned on the burglary and criminal mischief charges.

Sexton was charged with impersonating a police officer in Mt. Sterling after authorities found him and two other men outfitted in police gear shortly after midnight on Sept. 20. Police say Sexton was wearing a bulletproof vest and was carrying a gun in a “paddleback” police-style gun holster under his shirt. He was also in possession of a Whitesburg police badge and the men were dressed in gear officers typically wear when conducting drug raids, Mt. Sterling Police Sgt. Terry Johnson said, adding the men also had masks, flexi-cuffs, three handguns and a bail bondsman badge.

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