Man arrested, charged in connection to stolen trophies of decorated Kentucky horse trainer

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 19:17:25-05

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — In February, LEX 18 reported that Wesley Ward had 12 trophies stolen from his home in Versailles.

Wednesday night, police arrested 48-year-old Brian Wylie in connection to the theft.

Wylie has been charged with receiving stolen property between $1,000-$10,000, driving under the influence, and possession of a controlled substance.

Police say they are still looking for others involved. Versailles Police Department made the arrest and was able to recover seven of the 12-14 items reported stolen.

They say the items were heavily damaged and melted down to try and conceal the unique nature of the pieces so they can be sold.

The trophies will not be returned to Ward because the investigation is ongoing.

"Those are my most precious gifts other than my kids," Wesley Ward said in February.

Lexington Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are assisting with the ongoing investigation.