Suspects to be in court next month

William Elliot, resident of Murray, and Cheyanne Coleman, senior from Highland, Ill., were scheduled to appear Monday in Calloway County Circuit Court in connection with two burglaries in Calloway County.

Elliot and Coleman were reportedly captured by officers after a report of burglary at a residence on Locust Grove Road was received on Sept. 2.

Elliot was present for the hearing and is accused of being involved with 25 home thefts in which items were taken and property destroyed.

Coleman was also scheduled to appear before Circuit Court Judge Dennis Foust Monday, but was taken to a rehabilitation facility in St. Louis, Mo.

Lamkin said Coleman will stay at the facility for four weeks and then be brought back to Murray to face charges.

Both defendants are scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 22.

Mark Blankenship, commonwealth attorney, said charges connected to four other burglary cases were filed against Elliot after a grand jury issued indictments.

It is alleged the co-defendants attempted another break-in before the robbery at the house on Locust Grove Road, but were chased from the residence by the owner.

Blankenship said the investigations into the multiple home thefts in Murray and Calloway County are ongoing and more arrests and charges are possible.

Staff Report