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Trenton Scott Thorpe arrested for burglary at Thompson Tire

Thompson Tire, located in Lewisport at 54 Roberts Lane, was robbed twice on Monday night, May 1st. The suspect stole a significant amount of money from the St. Jude Children’s Hospital board, as well as emptying the business cash register later that same night. On Wednesday, May 3rd, at 11:57 p.m., the Hancock County Sheriff Department located the suspect, Trenton Scott Thorpe (32), at his girlfriend’s (Carie Roberts) house in Lewisport. The St. Jude money board was recovered, but the money donations were not.

Thorpe was taken into custody and charged with: 3 counts of Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree (Class D felonies); 2 counts of Burglary, 3rd Degree (Class D felonies); 1 count of Theft By Unlawful Taking (TBUT), or Disposition of Property from Building, between $1,000 and $10,000 (Class D felony); and 1 count of TBUT or Disposition of Property from Building (Class B misdemeanor). He is being detained at Breckinridge County Detention Center.


Thorpe was driving an SUV, with Carie Roberts as a passenger, when he robbed Thompson’s. Roberts was not present during Thorpe’s arrest, and charges will be filed against her at a later date.

They had pulled into the parking lot of Thompson’s at approximately 8:20 p.m., on Monday, May 1st, and access to the store was gained by throwing a hammer through the front door, busting the glass. Thorpe stole the money from the St. Jude Children’s Hospital board inside, and was in and out in less than 3 minutes. Unfortunately, the alarm did not activate. He returned at 10:43 p.m. the same night, and emptied the business cash register. The alarm activated, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick arrived 7 minutes later, but was too late. After reviewing the surveillance video, it was learned that the second robbery was completed in 1 minute and 6 seconds.

Thorpe’s first hearing was on Monday, May 8th, with District Judge Daniel Boling presiding. His next hearing is set for Tuesday, May 16th at 9:00 a.m. Thorpe requested that his bond be lowered, and stated that he is on disability. His bond remains at $5,000. At next week’s hearing, his placement into a drug treatment program will be considered.

By Jennifer Wimmer

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