Burglary suspect faces new charges


PRESTONSBURG – A Hi Hat man arrested two weeks ago for allegedly burglarizing Price Rite Market at Price is now facing additional charges in the same case after police said he made a phone call from jail.

Kevin D. Moore, 25, of Hi Hat, is currently being held at the Floyd County Detention Center on felony charges of burglary, cultivation of marijuana, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking, and failure to wear a seatbelt.

As of Thursday, the Hi Hat resident is now facing new felony charges of terroristic threatening and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

Moore was arrested following a break-in and burglary of Price Rite Market last month. The store owner, Robbie Wright, said then that someone had gained entry into the store through a sliding window that had been closed from the inside and locked with a bar. Wright said numerous items, including cash, was missing after the break-in, among them several cartons of cigarettes.

Police reports following the investigation that led to Moore’s arrest said the 25-year-old was identified by three separate people in a video from inside the store.

State police said that Moore, who has maintained his innocence since his arrest, “is under the impression that Keisha Hall and her live-in-boyfriend Joshua Tackett had told KSP (Kentucky State Police) something about his guilt in this matter.”

It is alleged that Moore called from the jail, a call that was recorded by the facility, and said, “Tell Josh and Keisha them rattin (expletive deleted) are dead.”

Police said Hall has already provided them with sworn statements to assist in their continued investigation of the case.

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