Police arrest alleged AT&T burglar

Tips led officers to Wright Road residence

State Journal staff report, Published:

Police have arrested a man they said stole thousands of dollars worth of cell phones from the Frankfort AT&T store last month.

Matthew Colston, 28, is in the Franklin County Regional Jail, charged with third-degree burglary.

Frankfort Police Capt. Robert Warfel said as a part of the investigation — including tips they received about the case — officers conducted a search warrant at Colston’s home on 144 Wright Road around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Warfel wouldn’t release what — if anything — was found at the home, but said Colston was arrested at the scene.

“It is still an active, open investigation and they do expect to pursue further criminal charges against Mr. Colston related to this and other crimes,” Warfel said.

Officers responded to an alarm at the AT&T store at 305 Leonardwood, Suite 4, just before 6 a.m. May 23.

When they arrived, they found the front door’s glass had been broken out by a rock and cell phones valued at about $3,100 had been stolen.

Officers said surveillance footage from the store showed a suspect.

Colston is currently being held on a $10,000 full cash bond.

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  • Does Kentucky have a 3 strikes rule?  This guy has been in and out of trouble since he was a teen.  Enough is enough, the courts need to deal with him once and for all.

  • Why was a useless individual like this still on the street after being arrested 20 or so times for various serious crimes..? it's a matter of time fro somthing very serious about the happen when it involves this moron. Obviously jail time does not have an effect on these type of individuals. They contribute nothing positive to this society. put them up for good.