Couple accused of burglarizing church

HORSE CAVE, Ky. – A Hardyville couple is accused of breaking into a Horse Cave Church over the weekend.

Kentucky State Police were dispatched to a shots fired call late Friday night. When police arrived they saw a single cab truck parked with the engine running in the woods near Mammoth Cave Park Road and Johnnie Bush Road.

Police spoke to the driver, Jaymi Carol Lane, 34, and she told a trooper that her husband, Jonathan Lane, 33, told her to drop him off on the side of the road about 30 minutes prior to police arrival, according to their arrest citations.

Police stayed in the area for an hour and a half and were unable to locate Jonathan Lane. Police gave Jaymi Lane a ride back to a convenience market because they suspected she might have had drugs in her system, according to the citation. Jaymi Lane told police her husband was “possibly out thieving.”

Sunday, KSP were called back to Hart County to Northtown Methodist Church, after someone there noticed the church had been broken into. The church is one quarter of a mile away from where Jaymi Lane had been parked the night before.

Inside the church, a pitch pipe was stolen and a cabinet door was broken.

Prior to state police locating Jonathan Lane, KSP received a call from Hart County Sheriff Jeff Wilson who said he had both of the Lanes in his office for questioning, according to their citations. Jonathan Lane admitted to Wilson that he broke into the church , according to his arrest citation.

Jaymi Lane admitted she was aware of her husband being inside the church, according to her citation.

Jonathan Lane was charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal trespassing. Jaymi Lane was charged with complicity to second-degree burglary.

Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.