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Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $300.00 Investigation in Graves County

Date of News Release: 12/15/2006

(Graves County) - On 11/30/2006 Trooper Dean Patterson received a complaint from a construction site in Meadows Subdivision. The homeowners reported vinyl siding, aluminum trim coil, tools and an air compressor stolen. During the two-week investigation Trooper Patterson received information a Mayfield man was possibly involved in the theft. On 12/14/2006 Trooper located the suspects residence on North 4th Street in Mayfield. The home was being remodeled with siding that was similar to the siding that was stolen. Trooper Patterson along with Detective Poole with the Graves County Sheriff's Department and Mayfield Police Detective Morrison obtained a search warrant for the residence. Once the search warrant was executed investigators seized several boxes of vinyl siding, trim coil, a garage door, assorted tools and a 16-foot utility trailer. Investigators also suspect the installed doors on the residence were stolen. Troopers Patterson obtained an arrest warrant for the homeowner, Randy Powell, 35 of Mayfield. Powell was located at his residence and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $300.00. On 12/15/2006 Trooper Patterson obtained an arrest warrant for a Benton man who was an accomplish to the thefts. Jerry Pendergrast, 27 of Benton, was located at a business in Benton where he was arrested and charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $300.00. Both men were lodged in the Graves County Detention Center. The investigation by Trooper Patterson also lead to the clearance of 3 other theft cases that were being investigated by the Graves County Sheriff's Department. The stolen property recovered by approximately $5,000.00. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Dean Patterson.

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