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Nov 30, 2010 3:39 PM

Man Charged In Theft Of Harley Meant For Komen Fundraiser

Police in Louisville say they have charged a man in the theft of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle customized for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that was recovered but damaged.

Kenneth Cravens, 45, faces charges of receiving stolen property over $10,000, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of a handgun by a felon as well as several drug-related charges involving meth.

The motorcycle, which was recovered October 29, was painted pink and signed by several country music stars, including Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Dolly Parton. It was supposed to be auctioned off at a benefit for Komen, but was stolen from a locked trailer in Lexington about eight weeks prior to when it was found. The bike likely would have brought up to $100,000.

Officials say parts of the bike were removed and changed out.

Louisville narcotics officers got information about the bike from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office drug task for during a meth investigation. Officers found a man who led them to the bike in southeastern Louisville.

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