Bundy receives more charges

Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 21, 2015

A man already in custody for stealing two vehicles and a firearm received more charges from Troy Police Department Thursday.

Jonathan Bundy, 22, was taken into custody at approximately 4:30 Wednesday morning and charged with theft of property first degree and attempting to elude through the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and a charge of receiving stolen property first degree through Troy Police.

Bundy allegedly stole a vehicle from the Mt. Moriah Community. It is also thought that Bundy later stole another vehicle from the Banks area.

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Lt. Bryan Weed, public information officer with Troy Police, said officers had taken a report Tuesday, Feb. 17 in reference to a burglary off of Country Road 5508, Brown’s Mill Creek Road.

“At approximately 8 p.m., officers took a report of items that were taken out of a residence,” Weed said. “After further investigation, and in light of recent events with Mr. Bundy, he has now been charged with burglary third degree.”

Weed said that Bundy had prior knowledge of the contents in the home he burglarized.

“Bundy was a relative of the victim,” Weed said. “He had prior knowledge of the property that was taken.”

Troy Police Officers attempted to stop Bundy after seeing a vehicle that matched the description of the Ford F-250 out of the Banks area. Officers were unable to make contact with Bundy at that time and a pursuit began.

The pursuit took law enforcement agencies through Crenshaw County into the Glenwood Community before Bundy entered back into Pike County near Henderson. Bundy led officers into Coffee County where he was eventually detained.

Bundy’s vehicle ran out of gas on County Road 125, and the suspect fled on foot into the woods. The Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 unit was brought in to patrol the area, and after several hours of searching, Bundy was taken into custody and transported to the Pike County Jail.

Bundy is currently being held in Pike County Jail on a probation violation charge without bond. Bundy has a bond of $5,000 for burglary third degree. Bundy is being held on a total of $4,500 for his previous charges.