Lexington police have arrested a second man who they say stole tools from a construction site Friday and then tried to sell them back to the company that owned them.
Brandon Scott Dunn, 27, was charged with felony receiving stolen property late Friday. He also was charged in two other cases involving stolen property and one robbery case.
According to police and Dan McCullough, owner of M&M Property Management, construction workers were building houses on Sunflower Court on Friday afternoon when two men approached them and asked if they wanted to buy some tools.
The men had stolen the tools about 20 minutes earlier from the back of a pickup at another job site about 4 miles away, McCullough and police say.
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After crews at that site discovered that the tools were missing, they called workers at Sunflower Court and warned them the men might be coming there.
When the men showed up and tried to sell the tools, construction workers held them while a worker from the first site drove over and verified that the tools in the back of the suspects' car were the ones stolen from the site off Winchester Road.
Trey Courtney, 18, was charged with felony receiving stolen property and was taken to the Fayette County jail on Friday afternoon, but the second man ran from the scene.
Police later located him during a traffic stop, said Lt. Scott Blakely of the Lexington police.
Dunn was interviewed by police and charged in three other cases late Friday.
According to records filed in Fayette District Court, Dunn pawned items at Dan's Discount Jewelry on July 13 that had been reported stolen the same day. He is charged with felony receiving stolen property in that case.
He also is charged with third-degree burglary; police say he took several tools and lawn equipment from a detached garage at a home on Hi Crest Drive in July.
And he is charged with first-degree robbery because police say he entered a detached garage at a home on Mariemont Drive on Aug. 14 and tried to steal tools. When the couple who live there confronted Dunn, they said he threatened to get a gun from his vehicle and shoot them both, then he left, court records state.
Dunn was being held in the Fayette County jail Saturday and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.