Police find Kentucky man hiding in closet after he reportedly climbed into residence through window

Published 5:37 am Thursday, June 10, 2021

Police arrested a Kentucky man reportedly hiding in a closet after he broke into a residence by climbing through a window.

Larry Blackburn, 48, of Frakes has been charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree terroristic threatening.

Blackburn was arrested on Sunday by Middlesboro City Police Officer Jeremiah Johnson.

According to the citation, Blackburn entered a structure at 309 Longwood Road through a window. He then caused damage to the drywall in an upstairs bathroom and a wall below the stairs. Police found Blackburn hiding in a closet, at which time Blackburn threatened Johnson with physical harm. Blackburn allegedly told Johnson he would “catch him out without his uniform and badge on.”

Blackburn was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.