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Ky. Burglary Suspect Falls through Ceiling, But Not the Cracks

(CBS/AP)
Ky. Burglary Suspect Falls through Ceiling
(CBS/AP)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (CBS/AP) As police in Lexington sought a second man for stealing copper from a vacant house, Charles Creech came tumbling through a ceiling.

The 36-year-old Creech had hidden in the basement ceiling after police responded to a neighbor's call about noise coming from the house.

Police told the Lexington Herald-Leader officers had already captured 52-year-old David Hartsell after a foot chase Monday afternoon and were checking the home when the drywall gave way and Creech fell to the floor.

He was taken to a hospital, then charged with second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools. Hartsell also faces burglary charges.