Theft suspect nabbed after falling through ceiling

LEXINGTON, Ky. — As police in Lexington sought a second man for theft of copper from a vacant house, Charles Creech came tumbling through a ceiling. The 36-year-old had hidden in the basement ceiling after police responded to a neighbor’s call about noise coming from the house.

Police spokesman Lt. Chris Van Brackel told the Lexington Herald-Leader that officers captured 52-year-old David Hartsell after a foot chase Monday afternoon and were checking the home when the drywall gave way and Creech fell to the floor.

He was taken to a hospital, then charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and burglary charges.