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Suspect Facing Numerous Charges After Shooting, Burglary

Posted at 5:04 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 08:00:36-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Lexington man is in jail on charges stemming from a bad breakup.

Jaylin Morton is accused of firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend’s family Jan. 19, while they helped her move from an old apartment.

Police say Morton broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home two weeks later and threatened her.

Then Monday night, when officers spotted Morton on Richmond Road, they say he ran away, tossing a gun and drugs along the way.

He was eventually arrested on 10 charges, including felony counts of burglary, wanton endangerment, and intimidating a witness.