Five charged in vehicle break-ins

Published 9:50 pm Thursday, February 24, 2011

Five Jemison residents have been charged with a total of 29 felonies following a string of vehicle break-ins.

Jemison Police officers confiscated evidence, including stolen items, as part of an arrest of five city residents on charges of breaking into vehicles.

Michael Wayne Jones, 24; Jordan David Partin, 18; Cassy Leora Tully, 18; Stephen Dewayne Hobbs, 24; and Amber Michelle Saxon, 26—all of Jemison—were arrested Wednesday at the same location in Jemison.

Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said his department in the past two weeks had received numerous reports of items being stolen from vehicles at night, including nine victims on the east side of the city in the area around county roads 44, 51, 151 and 768.

Charges include burglary, theft of property, receiving stolen property, and breaking and entering a vehicle.

During the apprehension, Jemison Police officers recovered much of the reported stolen property from inside a residence.

“We have not yet recovered all the stolen property but are still working extremely hard to get everything back we can for the victims,” Fulmer said in a press release. “It is very common that when you work these types of cases and are able to make an arrest, the stolen property is never recovered. This is due to the fact that a certain amount of time has already passed, and items that are normally stolen, in a lot of cases, end up out of town and on the streets.”

Fulmer said the suspects will also face misdemeanor drug charges after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the residence.