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Radcliff police arrested a man Sunday in connection to Wednesday’s early morning break-in at Showtime Cinemas on North Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff.
Chad J. Jones, 19, is charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief in the break-in.
According to RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate, Jones provided police with a Radcliff address where he was staying, but Shumate said the man does not live there.
Jones became a suspect after police received an anonymous tip through Hardin County Crime Stoppers, Shumate said.
Jones was arrested Sunday after police saw him walking along Hill Street in Radcliff, Shumate said.
At that point, Shumate said police served Jones with an out-of-state warrant for another burglary charge and held him for questioning.
After he was read his Miranda rights, Jones admitted to involvement in the movie theater break-in, Shumate said.
Asked if Jones is the only suspect, Shumate said, “The case is still under investigation.”
Jones is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.
He is scheduled for arraignment today in Hardin District Court via video feed.
Jones faces two Class D felonies, both of which are punishable by one to five years in prison upon conviction, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes.
On Monday, Shumate said Showtime Cinemas, which has reopened, continues to assess damage and has not provided police with a dollar amount in property loss.
According to KRS, a person is guilty of first-degree criminal mischief when he or she causes a loss of $1,000 or more to any property or venue.
The break-in was discovered Wednesday by Radcliff Fire Department, which responded to the theater after its fire alarms activated.
According to officials, the burglary suspect or suspects sprayed four 10-pound fire extinguishers throughout the theater, covering floors and one theater in a dry powder.
Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or email@example.com.