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7 Guns Retrieved After Two Arrested in Ludlow Burglary

Ludlow Police arrested two people after an alleged burglary on Linden Street.

Chief Scott Smith told The River City News that the arrests resulted in the seizure of seven guns stolen from the property.

"We got very lucky that seven guns didn't end up back on the street," Smith said.

The chief credited the swift work of the department's officers in apprehending the pair, who only made it to Sleepy Hollow. Chief Smith was himself on the way up that road, headed to the office, when the call came in, and made the initial stop.

According to the police report, a neighbor witnessed Mark Taylor and Tabitha Noakes leave the home on the 400 block of Linden driving away in the resident's Jeep.

Police say they found a locked safe, the seven guns (one AR-15 and six handguns), and cash in the stolen vehicle. Smith said that Noakes knew the resident. She and Taylor allegedly entered the home through an upstairs window, stole the items, and also the Jeep keys.

"If it were not for the quick response time and the diligent neighbor calling the police on the suspicious persons we would have seven guns out on the street," Smith said.

Taylor, 47, and Noakes, 46, are both charged with first degree burglar and theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 worth of goods. They are both being held at the Kenton County Detention Center on $13,000 and $5,000 bonds, respectively, and are expected to appear in Kenton District Court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher