Jennifer Orr, 37, Jacob Lee Bowman, 19, and Richard Allen Shockley, 19, were all arrested on three separate charges of unlawful breaking and entering vehicles, all felonies, according to Jacksonville police Chief Tommy Thompson.
Thompson said that on Tuesday evening officers received reports that belongings were missing from several vehicles on the southwest side of Jacksonville near the high school. According to the chief, the suspects had taken items from unlocked vehicles and there were no reports of vehicle damage.
Sheriff Larry Amerson said Wednesday that deputies assisted in the arrest of the three suspects.
According to the sheriff, one of the victims told police that he heard a knock at the door of his residence on James Hopkins Road. When he opened the door he saw the two male suspects standing by the trunk of his vehicle, which had been opened.
Amerson said the victim began chasing the men as a white SUV, driven by Orr, drove onto his property. The sheriff said that the victim recognized Orr and also saw some of his belongings in her vehicle.
Thompson said that the victim fired a pistol twice in the air and the suspects left his residence. The sound of the pistol attracted nearby Jacksonville police officers who had been interviewing other victims, and the victim gave police a description of the vehicle.
Thompson said that police stopped the SUV on Alexandria-Jacksonville Road and deputies with the Sheriff’s Office located the two male suspects at nearby residences.
Thompson said Wednesday that police were continuing to investigate the incidents. A small amount of the stolen property had been found as of Wednesday morning, the Chief said.
Thompson said Orr, Bowman and Shockley were in the Jacksonville City Jail with no bond or court dates set as of Wednesday morning.
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