Date: July 31, 2010
Time: 8:45 am
On July 30, 2010 Detective Roger Bell arrested Roger Brown for Dealing in Stolen Property. The defendants 81 years of age mother reported that in May of this year she went in to the hospital and returned home in July. Upon the victim returning home she discovered her wedding band ring and earrings missing from the residence and notified the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
The investigation revealed that Brown lives with his mother and was home during her stay in the hospital. On May 26, 2010 Brown pawned the jewelry at Pesso's Pawn Shop for $ 1,100. The owner of Pesso's positively identified Brown in a photo line up.
Brown was currently in the Levy County jail for driving on a suspended drivers license and possession of cocaine. Detective Bell spoke to Brown and questioned him if he stole or pawn his mother's jewelry. Brown denied any knowledge of the crime and Detective Bell showed Brown the pawn/sales receipt from Pesso's Pawn with Brown's signature and thumb print. Brown stated that he does not recall pawning or selling the ring.
Roger Paul Brown
15554 SE 30th Ave.
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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