Man accused of stealing from grandmother while she was locked in basement
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Clark County woman says she was locked in her basement for six hours while her grandson stole her car, wallet and jewelry, according to a report in the Winchester Sun.
Naomi Wingard says her grandson, Thomas Ballard, showed up at her house on Muddy Creek Road late Sunday night with another man and woman to supposedly change the oil in a truck, according to the newspaper report.
After two hours, the woman ran up to the house carrying a stick saying Ballard was after her. Wingard says she let the woman in the house and they went to the basement. When Ballard reportedly tried to get in through the basement door, the woman ran upstairs and locked the door. The outside basement door was jammed as well, according to the newspaper report.
Wingard says she finally escaped by climbing through a basement window around 7:30 a.m. Monday and called for help, according to the published report.
Wingard says her 2012 Ford Fusion was missing as well as a safe that contained her wallet. The Clark County sheriff says some jewelry was missing as well, according to the newspaper.
The sheriff told the Winchester Sun that Ballard had several outstanding warrants out against him from previous incidents.
Ballard was arrested by State Police on Wednesday and lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.