A Louisville man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with three August burglaries in Hardin County.

Jacob Wayne Crutcher, 28, is charged with three counts of third-degree burglary for breaking into McKinney Locksmith in Elizabethtown on Aug. 13, Super Slant III car wash in Elizabethtown on Aug. 21 and Country Suds car wash on Aug. 8 in Vine Grove.

At the two car wash break-ins, according to arrest warrants and citations, Crutcher and Bobby Pannell, 39, of New Haven, removed coin changers from the locations. At Super Slant III, Crutcher and Pannell are accused to taking two coin changers with an estimated $1,500 in them and caused several thousand dollars worth of damage.

At McKinney Locksmith, the men allegedly broke into the building and removed several thousand dollars worth of tools, money and keys. The warrant claims Crutcher gave various business keys to others to commit additional break-ins.

Pannell was arrested Sept. 28 and charged with three counts of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and various drug charges. He’s being held in lieu of a $12,500 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Crutcher’s cash bond has been set at $5,000. He’s scheduled to appear Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

Third-degree burglary is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

According to an arrest citation, Crutcher told EPD officers he and Pannell had committed nearly 50 burglaries in Jefferson County.

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