Sep 24, 2013 4:46 AM

Man Caught With Stolen Statues Worth $50,000

Lexington police arrested a man Monday afternoon after finding him with a pair of stolen statues valued at $25,000 each.

Police say they got a tip that two bronze statues stolen from from the Heike-Pickett Art Gallery in Versailles were in an apartment on Price Road. Officers say when they arrived, they spotted a man trying to escape out of a second floor window carrying one of the large statues. The man then went back inside. Police executed a search warrant and located both statues inside the apartment.

Officers arrested John Scott Benton, 46, and charged him with receiving stolen property.


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