Police seeking two suspects in auto theft

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Troy police are searching for two people charged with stealing a vehicle from C&H Auto Sales in October.

Billy Neal Sims and Evelyn Shauntel Loveless are charged with first-degree theft of property for allegedly stealing a silver 2012 Toyota Corolla from the dealership on October 25, 2016.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said the two suspects visited the auto dealer, found the vehicle and completed some of the paperwork to purchase it, but drove off the lot to test it out and never came back.

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“They came in to purchase a vehicle and were allowed to take the vehicle home to try it out and never returned it,” Barr said.

Barr said the police department attempted to make contact with Sims and Loveless starting on December 30, 2016, but were unsuccessful in reaching them.

On January 17, warrants were signed to arrest the pair on charges of first-degree theft of property.

Barr said the vehicle has since been located and returned to the dealership, but the suspects have still not been found. Sims and Loveless are believed to be living somewhere in Montgomery County.

CrimeStoppers of Central Alabama is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.

Those with information on the suspects are encouraged to immediately call police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.