Terry Hopper and Pamela Bentz
(Trimble County, Ky.) - A Switzerland County man and a Bedford, Kentucky woman are accused of burglarizing a home while the family was attending the funeral for their 17-year-old son.
Eagle 99.3 told you Tuesday about Terry Hopper, of Florence, Indiana, being arrested in Portland, Tennessee for allegedly attempting to sell a stolen gun to an ex-police officer there. A dozen guns, knives, jewelry, and other items reported stolen from multiple home burglaries were found in the truck of a vehicle Hopper had been travelling in with his alleged accomplice, Pamela Bentz, of Bedford.
The Madison Courier reports that Hopper and Bentz have been linked to four recent burglaries in Trimble and Carroll counties in Kentucky. In one of those break-ins in Bedford, the victimized family was attending a July 17 funeral service for their son who died of cystic fibrosis four days earlier.
Following the arrests in Tennessee, police obtained a search warrant for Bentz’s home. That’s where more items connected to burglaries were found.
Hopper and Bentz have been charged with two counts of Burglary in Trimble County. The two remain in Tennessee awaiting extradition to Trimble County, the newspaper reported.
Kentucky State Police believe Hopper and Bentz are connected to two July 3 burglaries in Carroll County. Carroll County authorities plan to issue a warrant for those burglaries once they arrive in Kentucky.