Three burglaries, a standoff, and an iPad lead to two arrests in Franklin Co.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — After a standoff with law enforcement, a second suspect is arrested Friday in connection to the three burglaries on Shadrick Ferry and Lewis Ferry Road.
The standoff took place Friday afternoon off of Holmes Street. The SWAT team, as well as the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Frankfort Police Department, were all on the scene.
Sheriff Pat Melton tells us that the suspect, Larry Engler, barricaded himself inside the residence. Melton says it took him awhile, but he was eventually able to talk Engler into coming outside.
The sheriff’s office says a knife and pellet gun were inside the home. No one was injured.
We got an exclusive look and interview with Engler before he was taken to the Franklin County Regional Jail.
“I’d rather die than go to jail.” an emotional Engler says. “The situation we were in, it was the wrong place at the wrong time. And I’m going to pay for it, I promise.”
Engler also claims he didn’t steal anything, that they (Engler and Harrod) were just going up to the house that was burglarized to ask for a job.
We’ve reported that the sheriff’s office also arrested 32-year-old Zackary Harrod Thursday night for the burglaries.
Sheriff deputies say they were able to locate him at 105 Sequoyah Trail using the iPad he had stolen from one of the victims.
Sheriff Melton says Harrod had several warrants out for his arrest, one being a fugitive warrant in Virginia. Melton says Engler also has a long criminal history.
Neighbors of Harrod’s say they had no idea they lived right next to a fugitive.
Bill, a neighbor who didn’t want to give his last name, says he has lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and didn’t know the people who lived at 105 Sequoyah Tr.
Bill says, “I’m glad the guy they caught is off the street and can’t be a problem to anyone else. And I’m glad his guns are off the street and his drugs are off the street.”
Harrod and Engler are being held at the Franklin County Regional Jail.