Troy Police arrest three out of Georgia for burglary on Ann Street

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Three Georgia fugitives were arrested Friday in connection to a burglary on Ann Street earlier that afternoon.

According to Lt. Bryan Weed with Troy Police Department, officers responded to a burglary in the 400 block of Ann Street around 3:30 p.m.

“We made contact with the victim who stated they found their house had been broken into and gave us a suspect vehicle description,” Weed said, explaining the vehicle was at the home when the victim returned. “We also began to receive calls from neighbors in reference to two other suspects that had been seen in the area at the time that the burglary had been reported.”

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Weed said the two suspects were believed to have fled the scene, and the first suspect was detained near Julia’s Restaurant on U.S. 231.

“We located the first female behind Julia’s Restaurant. She was identified as 24-year-old Jana Kaye Arnold of Sylvester, Ga.,” Weed said. “She was detained, and a short time later we located the vehicle that was described to us by the victim and also located the driver at the Scottish Inn at which time the vehicle was confirmed to have been stolen out of Albany, Ga.”

The second suspect, a female suspect, was identified as Toni Nicole Kelley of Baconton, Ga. Weed said officers were able to get a description of a third suspect: XXXXX????? XXXXNAME???????

“At approximately 6 p.m., an officer spotted him on U.S. Highway 231 in the area of Spurlock Iron & Metal when he fled into the woods,” Weed said. “We set up a parameter and we searched for the suspect for several hours. We were unable to locate him.”

After officers were unable to locate Travis Wade during the foot patrol, Weed said officers left the area and received a call at approximately 10:30 p.m. the same night saying Wade had been spotted at the Scottish Inn on U.S. 231.

“We responded to the hotel and found him at the location,” Weed said. “He was taken into custody. All three suspects were then transported to the police station for questioning.”

Weed said officers also were notified that a vehicle had been stolen from a local business. Weed said officers recovered the vehicle at the Scottish Inn.

During the questioning process, Weed said it was determined that Arnold and Wade both had felony warrants in Georgia.

“Wade had five outstanding felony warrants out of the state of Georgia,” Weed said. “Wade was wanted on three counts of burglary first degree and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon in the commission of a felony.”

Arnold was only wanted on one felony warrant, and Georgia has chosen to not extradite her.

According to Weed, Arnold and Kelley were charged by Troy Police Department with burglary third degree in connection to the Ann Street burglary. Kelley was also charged with receiving stolen property first degree for the vehicle stolen out of Georgia. Wade was charged with receiving stolen property first degree in the connection with the vehicle that was stolen from a local business and recovered at the Scottish Inn at the time of Wade’s arrest.

Arnold’s bond was set for $5,000, while Kelley’s bond was set for $15,000 for her two charges. Wade’s bond was set for $10,000, and Wade has waived extradition back to Georgia to face his outstanding warrants. Georgia does not wish to extradite Arnold, who also has an outstanding warrant, back to the state, Weed said.

“Because the warrants are out of state, Wade has two options,” Weed said. “He can waive extradition and not fight going back to Georgia, or he can fight not going back at which time a governor’s warrant would have to be granted for his extradition.”