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Woman who helped end last summer’s string of burglaries gets recognition

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By Molly Haines

During the summer of 2008, 70 burglaries took place in and around Owen County. Now, one year later, the Farmer cousins are behind bars and one woman has received a reward for her effort toward putting them there.

Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said cousins Eric and Matthew Farmer, both of northern Kentucky, could be facing life in prison.

“The two pled 15 years a piece through federal court,” Hammond said. “Some could be life charges. Once they are sentenced we’ll get them back in our court system.”


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