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Silas Walker/Courtesy of the Lexington Herald-Leader
Derek Garten, the 38-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a Frankfort woman July 3, is arrested by Lexington police officers Friday. Garten eluded police for several days before peacefully surrendering at a Lexington motel. On July 4, Garten allegedly burglarized a home on Ky. 355 in Owen County, where he is said to have stolen guns, knives, collectible coins, a lawnmower and a case of .22 caliber bullets.
Murder suspect allegedly burglarizes Owen home

Derek Garten, the 38-year-old man charged in the shooting death of Margaret “Meg” Smith last week in Frankfort allegedly burglarized a home on Ky. 355 in Owen County during his run from law enforcement July 4.
Garten allegedly admitted to breaking into the home of Dennis and Hilda Raisor, 280 Ky. 355, and stealing two firearms, a case of .22 caliber bullets, collectible coins, pocket knives and a lawnmower.
No one was home at the time of the break-in, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Tracy.

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