NEWS RELEASE

Burglary 3rd Degree Arrest

August 19, 2011

Troy police responded to a reported subject in a building (New Beginnings) on West Madison Street at approximately 12:15 a.m. Friday according to information released by Chief Anthony Everage.

TPD arrested a 48-year-old black male Leonard James Junior, Sr. from Troy as he came out of the New Beginnings Styling Salon on Madison St. Friday morning. The officer also observed the front glass broken out of the business and this is how the suspect gained entry to the building. The officer observed the suspect putting merchandise from the business in a plastic bag.

When Junior exited the New Beginnings Styling Salon he was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Troy Police Department for further investigation.

Police recovered two plastic bags containing hair salon products. They also recovered the bricks used to break the window where entry was made to the building.

A warrant was obtained form the Pike County Circuit Clerk's Office Friday for Burglary third degree. Junior was transferred to the Pike County Jail and his bond was set at $2,500.00.

Chief Anthony Everage thanks the person who called police when they observed the crime being committed. This is the kind of action that is a great help to police and it instills community pride.


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