NEWS RELEASE

Theft of Property Arrest

July 27, 2011

Troy police arrested two people in connection with the theft of property from Pioneer Museum on US 231on July 25 according to information released by Chief Anthony Everage.

55-year-old James Edward Elkins, a white male from Troy and 47-year-old Phyllis Renae Bailey, a white female, have been identified as the two individuals arrested in these cases.

Elkins and Bailey have been charged with two counts of theft of property first degree. The incidents were reported to the Troy Police Department at approximately 5:30 pm Monday and are alleged to have occurred at approximately 3:00 pm that same day.

The property was taken to a local pawn shop where it was sold. While at the pawn shop one the victims saw Bailey exiting the business and noticed his property behind the counter. The victim was advised by the pawn shop worker that Bailey had just sold the property to the pawn shop. The victim also noticed a coworker's property at that same location.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Elkins and Bailey also took this victim's property.

Elkins and Bailey were arrested at approximately 8:30 pm at the Troy Police Department. They were later transferred to the Pike County Jail with a bond of $3,500.00 on each count.

The property was valued at approximately $3,500.00. It included: a miter saw, router bits set, 2 cases of tools (200 in each set), router, 2 brad nailers, air hose and assorted tools.

     

For Further Information Contact:
Sgt. Benny Scarbrough
Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police
Troy Police Department
334-566-0500 Fax 334-566-2469