Pike County man arrested after committing multiple car thefts using a “toy gun”

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (MTN) — A Pike County man along side two other conspirators were arrested after committing multiple car thefts using a “toy gun”.

According to a statement provided by Prestonsburg and Pikeville Police, both departments received tips that a vehicle involved in an auto theft at gunpoint in Prestonsburg earlier this week was spotted in Pikeville.

Pikeville Police officers responded to the area of Cassidy Boulevard and located the vehicle as it pulled next to another vehicle on the side of U.S. Route 119.

Patrick Adkins, 31, of Kimper was found to be in the vehicle used to commit the theft in Prestonsburg and was spotted wearing the same cap matching the image captured in the image below.

After Prestonsburg Police Sergeant Ross Shurtleff responded to the scene, Adkins was identified as the individual that committed the theft. The statement mentions that he was in possession of a “toy gun” with the orange marker removed and was used in the Prestonsburg car theft.

Adkins alongside Teddy Anderson, 61, of Kimper and Kristy Smith, 21, were lodged in the Pike County Jail on numerous felony charges and warrants and will be extradited to Floyd County to face charges for the original theft.