Troy police arrest suspect in recent auto break-ins

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Troy man was arrested late Friday night in connection with a rash of vehicle break-ins that occurred Thursday night and into Friday morning, according to the Troy Police Department.

Rionne Demarcus Betts, 22, was arrested on 10 counts of unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said additional charges are anticipated as the investigation continues in these cases.

“The break-ins were scattered from Smart Road off of the Henderson Highway to Lakewood Drive off of U.S. 29 South and many of these vehicles were left unlocked at the time the theft occurred,” Barr said. “The Troy Police Department was able to recover a considerable amount of property during the investigation, ranging from jars full of pennies to high-powered rifles and several credit and debit cards.  One vehicle used by Betts was also impounded.”

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Betts was processed through the Troy City Jail and incarcerated in the Pike County Jail on 10 counts of Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle with a $3,500 bond on each count.