Man arrested in Leslie Co. burglary, shooting

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CONFLUENCE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a man is in custody for a home invasion and burglary in Leslie County last month that left a woman with life-threatening injuries.

Police say someone broke into the home on Mosley Bend Road on May 19 around 3 a.m. and shot at the homeowners when they woke up and found him there.

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A woman was injured in the shooting.

The suspect took off on an ATV.

On Saturday, police arrested 51-year-old Richard Dickerson in connection to the home invasion.



He is charged with assault, burglary and wanton endangerment.

The owner of the home where Dickerson was found, 60-year-old Chester Collett, was also arrested and charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.