(BLOOMFIELD) - Warrants were issued Tuesday for the arrests of a Jasonville man and his girlfriend. By Wednesday, he was in jail and appeared in Greene Superior Court for an initial hearing.
Anna Rochelle of the Greene County Daily World reports, Jeremy Felker was charged with three felony counts of theft and one count of driving while his driver's license was suspended with a prior conviction within 10 years.
The other warrant was issued was for StaceyWhitlow-Massey on felony charge of theft.
She is accused of accompanying Felker on a trip to a property on County Road 600 North in Jasonville where things were stolen. Felker is also accused of making other trips to the property to steal a long list of items including a six foot bush hog, homemade wood burning stove, a Wheel Horse lawn mower frame and other scrap metal. Greene County Sheriff deputies have been investigating the thefts since August 27. The deputy advised the property owner to put up a trail camera and she did. She called on September 3, reporting more items taken but this time she had images of the culprits.
The images showed Whitlow-Massey and Felker in an older-silver Ford Bronco with the license plate. That day the two took the lawn mower with a snow blade and a red bush hog.
The next day, the property owner called back and reported more items were missing and the trail camera.
Officers were able to track down the vehicle and interviewed numerous people including Felker and Whitlow-Massey.
Felker told deputies that the property owner's grandson had given him permission to take the items, however the man denied that says some of the items stolen were his.
Felker allegedly admitted taking the trail camera and gave it back to the deputy during an interview.
A court official reported that Felker has at least four cases pending against him.
A check of Felker's records shows the following cases or infractions have been filed against him: An infraction for a false or fictitious registration in 2008; in 2009, an infraction for no valid operator's license, two infractions for failure of occupant to use a safety belt; in 2010, a misdemeanor for driving while suspended; in 2011, an infraction for driving while suspended; in 2012, three separate misdemeanor cases involving driving while suspended, infractions for expired plates and speeding, and a misdemeanor case of invasion of privacy - violation of a protective order; and in 2013, a misdemeanor case involving invasion of privacy - violation of a protective order; a felony case involving two counts of violation of a protective order, another misdemeanor case for driving while suspended, infractions for driving while suspended and failure to use safety belt and the latest felony case for three counts of theft and driving while suspended.
Most of those cases have been decided and are closed. Still pending cases include two cases involving invasion of privacy, one involving driving while suspended, one infraction and the current case involving theft.
Felker remains in jail but he'll be back in court next Tuesday for another hearing - a petition to revoke his bond has been filed in one case involving invasion of privacy.
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