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Troy brothers charged with breaking, entering multiple vehicles

Two Troy men have been arrested on charges of breaking and entering motor vehicles earlier this month.

Mathew Jerrod Newman, 22, and Derron Lee Newman, 21, were each charged with four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and one count of first-degree criminal mischief.

The arrests come in connection to an incident at a body shop in the 100 block of U.S. Highway 231 North on March 1.

“The owner of the body shop reported that multiple vehicles inside the fenced area at his shop had been tampered with,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “Two of the vehicles had the catalytic converters removed and the suspects had attempted to remove the catalytic converters from several others. Other car parts and a generator were listed as stolen from the business as well.”

Investigators recovered tools that the thieves had left behind, Barr said and also reviewed surveillance video that was “very useful in identifying the Newman brothers and the vehicle that was used to transport the property stolen from the business.”

Mathew was arrested March 2 in Troy. Derron was arrested early Friday morning by Troy PD investigators with assistance from the Luverne Police Department and the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department. Both men were placed in the Pike County Jail. Bonds totaled $12,500 for each person.

Most of the property stolen in this case has been recovered.