A second arrest has been made in a case involving police allegedly finding stolen goods underneath a porch.
Jessica S. Amburgey, 24, of Baxter, was arrested by Loyall City Police Chief Mike Lunsford on Wednesday.
According to the complaint, Amburgey and a co-defendant stole a Vizio television set, HP stream notebook, a pair of Timberland boots, two remote controls and an LG surround sound DVD player in two separate burglaries that occurred in September.
The co-defendant, Robert Anthony Marlowe, 31, of Loyall, was arrested on Monday by Lunsford.
According to a police, Marlowe was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his residence.
Lunsford said he obtained the warrant after two of the victims allegedly spotted a person wearing one of two coats that had also been taken in the burglaries.
Lunsford said the victims recovered the coat, and contacted him.
“I went back and talked to the boy they got the coat from,” said Lunsford. “He said he got the coat from Marlowe. During the process, we’d seen another individual wearing the same type of coat — these are Carhartt coats that cost about $200 a piece — then I went to this individual’s house and found the second coat.”
Lunsford said he then obtained a search warrant and he, Officer Mitch Alford and Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Winston Yeary went to Marlowe’s residence.
“At first Marlowe was cooperative,” Lunsford said. “As we walked out, I walked to the back porch and noticed there was a new board laying on the porch. I picked up that board and there was the TV, the boots and the surround sound system.”
Lunsford said Marlowe had hidden the items when he learned police had found the coat.
Amburgey was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000 and tampering with physical evidence. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.
Marlowe was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000 and tampering with physical evidence. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity, Richard J. Allen, 30, of Wallins Creek, was arrested by Lunsford on Thursday. According to the complaint, Allen sold one hydrocodone pill to a cooperating witness working with the Loyall Police Department for $10. He was charged with trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.
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