Third burglary suspect arrested

Published 10:42 am Wednesday, August 10, 2011

May be extradited soon

The third suspect in a Chesapeake burglary late last month has been arrested. Claude Allen Mills, 36, of Louisa, Ky., was arrested over the weekend by federal marshals, Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.

Mills, who was arrested in Lawrence County, Ky., is one of three men suspected of burglarizing the home of John and Amanda Carter.

Teddy Mulkey, 31, of Fort Gay, W.Va., and Elmer Mills, 36, of Louisa, Ky. were also arrested in connection with the crime. The three also allegedly assaulted the homeowner, who reportedly came back to the house to find them in the home.

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The men then led sheriff’s deputies on a chase that ended across state lines in Huntington, W.Va.

Lawless said his office hopes to extradite Mills within the next week or so. Mills will be charged in Lawrence County for aggravated burglary and there may be other charges pending, Lawless said.

As of Tuesday, Mills was being held at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, Ky.