Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Ex-employee arrested

Kimberly_Ray_4-22-81Getting fired from her job may have been the catalyst behind the burglary of a Homer Road convenience store/gas station by a disgruntled former employee.

Minden Police arrested Kimberly Ray, 30, of the 500 block of Patrick Street, for simple burglary and Edward D. Madison, 67, of the 200 block of Webb Loftin Road, Dubberly for the same offense.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said shortly after midnight Saturday, Sgt. Wayne Young observed a vehicle pulling out of the parking lot of a convenience store/gas station on the corner of Homer and Fincher roads.

"Sgt. Young pulled up into the parking lot and once he got in the lot, he heard the audible alarm going off inside the store," Cropper said. "At that time, Sgt. Young activated his lights and conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle leaving that business and called in for additional units to assist."Edward_Madison_1-30-67

While Young was identifying the suspects, Cropper said Lt. Kirk Morgan and officer Darrell Hughes went to the store.

"They checked the business and found it had been entered and there were several money bags on the floor," Cropper said. "They joined Sgt. Young and talked to the individuals."

Officers reportedly removed Ray, the driver, and Madison from the vehicle.

"Madison's front and back pockets were stuffed full of money," Cropper said. "So, they called out Det. Chris Cheatham and brought the subjects to Minden Police Department to be interviewed."

During the interview, the detecive reportedly learned that Ray had worked for the convenience store/gas station.

"When she left, it was under bad terms, and she felt they still owed her some money," said the chief. "She still had a key to the business, so she convinced Madison to go into the store and get what she felt they owed her."

Cropper said Madison took an undisclosed amount of money from the business.






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