Police and jail officials were not commenting at press time as to what Stumbo was charged with, nor did they release any details concerning what evidence they were looking for during the search or what they ultimately seized. Sources close to the investigation have told The Floyd County Times that the warrant authorized a search for stolen property.
Details of the investigation are expected to be shared on Monday.
Stumbo retired as party chair in 2004 to run against Charles “Chuck” Meade in two elections for the 95th District state representative seat, previously held by Attorney General Greg Stumbo. He lost both times.
Stumbo was charged last year with one count of sexual abuse in a case that stemmed from an August incident in which he was home alone with his roommate's child, who was visiting the pair as part of a divorce agreement which granted the roommate visitation on three weekends each month.
That charge went through a preliminary hearing which passed the case to a grand jury. No indictment has been returned since that time.
At the hearing Det. Byron Hansford, of Kentucky State Police, testified that he received the case after a complaint was lodged with social services by the child's mother. Hansford said that the parent reported inappropriate sexual behavior was demonstrated by the child after a visit with the father. She told authorities that the child later confessed that it learned the behavior from Stumbo, who was allegedly left alone with the child on one occasion.