Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Pawn shop pawner in trouble with police

Jamarcus_CurryRobbing from one pawn shop in order to sell to another landed a Claiborne Parish man in a Webster Parish jail.

Jamarcus Curry, 21, of the 1400 block of Monroe Street, Homer, is charged with felony theft, simple burglary, unauthorized use of an access card and as a fugitive from the Homer Police Department.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said a break-in at a residence on Marion Street a few weeks ago, resulted in a stolen television set and prompted the pawn shop blitz.

"The investigation was turned over to detectives," Cropper said. "They immediately started watching the pawn shops pretty closely, and it was discovered that Curry had taken a TV to one of the local pawn shops and sold it."

The television set was reportedly discovered to be the one stolen from the Marion Street residence.

Cropper said detectives obtained a warrant for Curry.

"On December 11 at around 9:30 p.m., Curry was arrested on the warrant and transported to the police department," Cropper said. "At that point, he was advised of his rights and interviewed."

According to reports, during the interview Curry admitted to breaking into the residence on Marion Street, stealing the television set and selling it to the local pawn shop.

"During his trip to the local pawn shop, Curry admittedly stole items from the pawn shop while he was there," said the chief. "He stole a couple of clarinets, a guitar and a laptop (computer), valued at more than a thousand dollars."

Cropper said Curry's next stop was another local pawn shop where he tried unsuccessfully to unload the stolen items.

"Mr. Curry stated that he later went back to one of the local pawn shops and used a stolen credit card to purchase a stereo amplifier in the amount of $218," Cropper said. "Detective Chris Cheatham was the working detective on the case. Sgt. James Barnes and Off. Clint Smith assisted in the arrest."

Curry was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, where a hold was placed on him by Homer Police.






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