Homeowner Returns From Work, Interrupts Alleged Pot And Cake Party

Posted at 9:47 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 09:47:15-04

MORGANFIELD, Ky. (KNPS/The Gleaner)- Four Union County residents have been accused of breaking into a woman’s house, smoking marijuana, baking a cake and stealing a pair of shoes.

It happened around 3 p.m. Monday on East Houston Street, according to ‘The Gleaner.’ 

The Morganfield Police Department says a resident came home from work to find Jeremiah Garib, 19, Xavion R. Elkins, 20, and two juveniles running out of her house.

Officials said the resident was able to positively identify Garib as an acquaintance of her son, who was not home. MPD Chief Geoffrey Deibler said Garib, Elkins and the juveniles did not have permission to be in the dwelling.

Police said after looking around the house, the owner discovered that she’d interrupted a party of sorts with cake, ice cream, and marijuana.

"When the individuals broke into the home they had baked a cake, and were preparing to eat the cake and some ice cream when the homeowner returned home from work," a news release said. "Upon fleeing they had left some marijuana residue inside the home and the smell of smoked marijuana was in the air."

In a later interview with The Gleaner, Chief Deibler said the group apparently couldn’t find icing so they opened a jar of homemade jam and were using it to ice the cake.

Garib had allegedly left his shirt and loafers behind, but had taken the time to grab a pair of the resident’s son’s shoes, Deibler said.

When Garib allegedly left the house, he went to a local business called Theramax on North Court Street. There he hid some marijuana that had been "packaged for sale" in a trash can, Deibler said.

Two were arrested and face charges.