TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Three People Charged With Theft Of Anhydrous Ammonia
Date of News Release: 03/30/2006
(FANCY FARM, KY) On March 29, 2006 Kentucky State Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Hwy 339 North in Fancy Farm. Upon arrival Trooper Trevor Pervine located the vehicle parked on Hwy 339 just north of Fancy Farm. Additional units arrived on scene and Trooper Pervine received consent to search the vehicle. The search yielded, 2 seven-gallon tanks altered for use to store anhydrous ammonia. After leaving the scene, units located three additional tanks in a field one-mile north of the vehicle. The tanks were located next to a nurse tank filled with anhydrous ammonia. Trooper Pervine arrested Larry Pennington and Gerald Birmingham both of Trumann, Arkansas as well as Gregory Staten of Jonesboro, Arkansas. All subjects were charged with Theft of Anhydrous Ammonia and lodged in the Graves County Jail. Information on a fourth subject, Paul Franklin Creecy, Sr. is wanted for questioning of his involvement in the thefts. Mr. Creecy is a white male, brown hair, approximately 5 ft 10 inches, last seen wearing a blue shirt with white stripes, black jeans, cowboy boots and a black cap.
Trooper Joe Gregory, Trooper Mark Sallin and Graves County Deputy Jeremy Prince and his canine assisted trooper Pervine on the scene. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.