Police make arrests in multiple car theft cases

Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Troy Police Department has made several arrests in connection with stolen vehicles over the last three days.

On Wednesday, police charged 36-year-old Rodger Zedrick Gardner of Leesburg, Georgia, with first-degree receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

“A Troy police officer located a white 2006 Toyota Sequoia that was reported stolen out of Georgia at a local hotel on U.S. Highway 231 North,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “Officers were able to locate four subjects in connection with the vehicle and they were transferred to the Troy Police Department for further investigation.”

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Out of that investigation, police obtained the warrants on Gardner and book him into the Pike County Jail on bond of $12,500.

Whitney Elizabeth Mobley, 28, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and had an outstanding warrant for probation violation. She was booked into the Pike County Jail on a $2,500 bond on the possession charge and no bond on the parole violation.

On Tuesday, a 21-year-old Dothan man and a 17-year-old male were arrested and charged with first-degree receiving stolen property.

“A Troy police officer observed a 2009 Gray Honda Accord traveling south on U.S. Highway 231 that came back stolen out of Dothan,” Barr said. “Officers got out with the vehicle after it pulled into a local business on U.S. Highway 231 South. Officers detained four occupants.”

The driver, 21-year-old Jarvis Stephens, was charged with receiving stolen property and booked into the Pike County Jail on $10,000 bond. The juvenile was transferred to a juvenile detention facility.

On Monday, officers located a gold 2008 Toyota Tacoma in the 100 block of Washington Street that had been reported stolen by the Troy University police department. The vehicle was unoccupied when located and the investigation has been turned over to the Troy University Police Department.

These cases are still under investigation and anyone with more information is asked to contact the Troy PD at 334-670-2227.