Jessamine Co. Sheriffs locate person of interest


NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office has located their person of interest with the public’s help.

Deputies say they have charged 18-year-old James Rhett Ryan of Lexington in connection with the January 1st incident at Kroger in Bellerive Plaza.

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Ryan is charged with Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and Shoplifting, according to sheriffs. They say he is charged for slashing a tire and keying the side of a vehicle in the parking lot and shoplifting for Kroger.

Deputies report Ryan was identified from tips called in after a photo of a person of interest was released.

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