Two men were indicted on numerous burglary charges last week in connection with a slew of break-ins at local restaurants and other businesses that took place in late 2010 and early 2011.
Philip Todd Wells, 27, of Richmond, Ky., and Joshua Wayne Abner, 24, of Waco, Ky., were indicted by a Pulaski County grand jury on Wednesday, May 2 on seven counts each of third-degree burglary, five counts each of theft by unlawful taking, and two counts each of first-degree criminal mischief after the two broke into a number of local restaurants and three businesses, including the Pulaski County Road Department and the Pulaski County Solid Waste building. 
The indictment states that Wells and Abner allegedly broke into Dairy Queen East, located in downtown Somerset, Pizza Hut North, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Mr. Gatti’s restaurants, which are all located on U.S. 27, on Dec. 31, 2010 “with the intent to commit a crime.” 
The indictment also alleges that Wells and Abner took property belonging to Pizza Hut North and Mr. Gatti’s that totaled more than $500. 
The alleged break-is didn’t end there.
The indictment also states that, on Jan 11, 2011, Wells and Abner broke into Halls Pawn Shop, located on West Ky. 80, along with the Pulaski County Solid Waste and Pulaski County Road Department buildings, also located on West Ky. 80. 
Wells and Abner allegedly took items totaling more than $500 from the pawn shop, the solid waste and county road buildings each. 
The two also allegedly damaged or destroyed property at the solid waste and county road buildings valued at more than $1,000.
Somerset Police Department Detective Billy Bolin appeared before the grand jury as a witness. 

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