Man shot in Garrard County break-in to face charges in Madison County

gkocher1@herald-leader.comMarch 6, 2013 

A man who was shot during a Garrard County burglary last month faces additional charges in connection with multiple burglaries in Madison County, the Madison sheriff's office said in a news release.

Jarred Pitman, 26, of Waco will be charged once he is released from Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in La Grange, said Deputy Willard Reardon, public affairs officer for the Madison County sheriff's office.

The pending charges include one count of first-degree burglary, seven counts of second-degree burglary, one count of felony theft by deception and two counts of misdemeanor theft by deception.

In Garrard County, Pitman already faces charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of a handgun by a felon.

Pitman was shot Feb. 4 by a Cartersville homeowner who found Pitman in his house. David Baker shot Pitman after Pitman left the home, authorities said. Pitman was treated at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital then was moved to the psychiatric center.

In the Madison County burglaries, a black sport-utility vehicle was sometimes seen leaving the area. A Garrard County deputy sheriff told Madison authorities that Pitman drove a black SUV in the Garrard break-in.

In an interview with a Madison County detective, Pitman confessed to several burglaries in Madison County, according to the Madison sheriff. Pitman allegedly sold jewelry to pawn shops in Nicholasville, Lexington, Richmond, Berea and London.

Madison County detectives also learned that Pitman sold or traded electronics to others. Televisions, guns and electronics were later seized from those people, some of whom were already under investigation by Madison County narcotics detectives. Drug charges were filed against two people last week.

Greg Kocher: (859) 231-3305. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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