Troy man charged with five felonies

Published 3:00 am Friday, September 1, 2017

The Troy Police Department arrested a Troy man Tuesday and charged him with a total of five felonies including breaking and entering a vehicle.

Jajuantey Deangelo Byrd, 23, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering a vehicle and three counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said the charges stem from vehicle break-ins that occurred in late in the 600 block of Madison Street.

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“Shoes, a wallet and a credit or debit card were taken,” Barr said. “Investigators identified Byrd as a suspect in this case and warrants were secured from the Pike County Circuit Clerk’s Office for his arrest.”

Barr said Byrd spent around $300 on the cards within 15 minutes a short time after the vehicle theft occurred.

Byrd was arrested at approximately 8:45 Tuesday morning in the 800 block of South Brundidge Street.

Byrd was processed through the Troy City Jail and incarcerated in the Pike County Jail. Unlawfully breaking and entering a vehicle is a Class C Felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Fraudulent use of a debit or credit card is a Class D Felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Byrd has been released on a total bond of $17,500.