A Franklin County man allegedly caught in the act of breaking into a home while in possession of other stolen items has been indicted.
Richard L. Tracy, 39, who was indicted Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court, has been in custody since May 9, when a Frankfort police officer allegedly caught him inside a home on East Third Street without the occupant’s permission and in possession of a woman’s identification without her permission. Tracy remains in custody on a full cash bond of $10,000, jail records state.
He was indicted on charges of second-degree burglary, a Class C felony, and receiving stolen property valued under $10,000, a Class D felony. Tracy could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
According to FPD reports, officers were patrolling the area of Logan and East Third streets when they saw something suspicious.
“I came across an open front door and back door at a residence,” an officer wrote. “I could hear someone moving inside the residence and announced my presence from the front door.”
The officer allegedly saw a man, later identified as Tracy, inside the home and ordered him outside. He had two bags with him containing numerous items, including a driver’s license belonging to a woman who lived only a few houses away, police said.
The alleged victim “lived a few houses down and advised me her purse had been stolen prior that day and that (Tracy) was in unlawful possession of her ID,” an officer wrote.
FPD also contacted the owner of the home where officers encountered Tracy, and the homeowner said Tracy did not have permission to be there placing possessions into a bag, police reported.
Tracy was taken to Franklin County Regional Jail.
He has a lengthy criminal history and was indicted just last month on a charge of first-degree promoting contraband, a Class D felony, at the jail after being arrested on a first-degree possession of methamphetamine charge, also a Class D felony.
About a year earlier, Tracy pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a prescription not in its original container, a Class D felony; endangering the welfare of a minor and third-degree possession of an unspecified drug, both Class A misdemeanors; and public intoxication on a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor. His felony conviction history goes back to 2003.