Two Clay City men were charged with burglary after one of them implicated himself while trying to collect a reward, Powell County Sheriff Danny Rogers said.
Brandon Pennington, 20, and Scotty Moore, 26, allegedly threw a chunk of concrete through the window of McKinney's Food Mart in Clay City about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 4. They left with 17 cartons of cigarettes, Rogers said.
When the store's owner posted a reward for information about the burglary, Pennington sought to collect, Rogers said. He brought an article of clothing that one of the men was seen wearing on surveillance videos and a carton of the stolen cigarettes back to the store.
Rogers said he didn't know how Pennington explained having the items.
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Moore and Pennington, who were charged Thursday, were being held in the Powell County jail on $10,000 bond. Rogers said police have identified a third suspect, who acted as a lookout during the burglary, but Rogers declined to release his name.