Car theft suspect arrested

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 1, 2001

Staff Writer

A Troy man was arrested Tuesday in connection with several incidents involving stolen vehicles.

According to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage, Antron Marquez Jackson, 19, was taken into custody for allegedly stealing vehicles. The vehicles were allegedly stolen from businesses in Troy between August to October of this year.

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Three different investigators were involved with these cases.

Jackson has been charged with three counts of theft, first degree, in connection with stealing three vehicles; two counts of receiving stolen property, first degree, for receiving two stolen vehicles; and one count of burglary, third degree, in connection with the break-in of a business where one of the stolen vehicles was taken.

The vehicles, which have been recovered, were described as: a 1984 Chevrolet Caprice, a 1997 GMC Jimmy, a 1993 Nissan Altima, a 2000 Mercury Marquis and a 1997 Honda Accord.

Jackson is in the Pike County Jail. His bond was set at $15,000 each in four cases and $5,000 each in two cases for a total of $70,000.

In an unrelated matter, the TPD has recently responded to several break-ins of vehicles.

Everage said the department is investigating those incidents and is asking residents to be cautious.

Citizens are asked not to leave property in plain view in their vehicles. Rather, property should be secured in the trunk or residence.

"Taking these precautions may prevent someone else from becoming a victim of crime," Everage said.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is urged to call the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.