Suspected burglar caught inside school

Michael Spencer (Source: LMDC)
Michael Spencer (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Police caught a man in the act of a break-in at Iroquois High School.

Jefferson County Public School officers called LMPD to respond to a break-in in progress just after 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. Michael Spencer, 24, was still inside the school with stolen items in his hands when police arrived.

According to officers, the suspect exited the building and ran from police down Taylor Boulevard westbound. They chased Spencer down the road and an alley before catching him on Haskin Avenue about a block away from the school.

Police said the man resisted arrest by not cooperating with officers to put his hands behind his back.

According to the arrest report, Spencer had drugs and alcohol in his system at the time of the incident. The total value of items recovered from his person after the arrest was $3,000.

The suspect was charged with third degree burglary, fleeing from police and resisting arrest.

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