FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 17, 2021) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the Princeton Police Department today announced the arrest of four Michigan men for allegedly stealing property from tornado-damaged residences and vehicles in Princeton.
On December 16, 2021, detectives with the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations were assisting the Princeton Police Department on Meadowbrook Drive with needs arising from the tornadoes and storms. The detectives noticed four male subjects and approached them for questioning. The questioning revealed that the subjects had taken property from tornado-damaged vehicles and residences.
The detectives worked with the Princeton Police Department to arrest the men. Mitchell E. Stanton and Jesse H. Stanton both of Coldwater, Michigan, were arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property. Sevon E. Gowen of Sturgis, Michigan, was arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, possession of controlled substance first degree methamphetamine, and promoting contraband first degree. Brandon L. Ransbottom of Bronson, Michigan, was arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, possession of handgun by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana.
The charges are allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.