Local man charged with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment

Jonathan Poole

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A Paducah man faces sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and other charges stemming from a burglary in Melber, McCracken County deputies say.

Investigators with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department say 22-year-old Jonathan Poole held a McCracken County homeowner against their will overnight.

Deputies say Poole was a guest in the home, but then he used methamphetamine Sunday night and became paranoid. He then held the homeowner at knife point in the bathroom until 10 a.m. Monday. During that time, deputies say Poole made unwanted sexual contact with the homeowner.

Around 10 a.m., deputies say Poole finally left the home, but not before he took money from the victim’s wallet.

Around 5 p.m. Monday, investigators got information that a man matching Poole’s description was a short distance from the scene in Graves County. With help from Graves County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Poole was arrested without incident and taken to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. After detectives interviewed Poole, he was charged and jailed in the McCracken County Jail.

He was charged with first degree robbery, first degree burglary, first degree unlawful imprisonment, third degree sexual abuse, and first degree possession of meth on the first offense.

At the time of his arrest, Poole was out on bond, and there was an active warrant for him in McCracken County on felony theft charges.  Deputies say Poole has been previously charged with attempted murder.

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