A 17-year-old Moberly resident is facing three felony theft charges after being apprehended while trying to steal a wallet from a car on Woodland Street on Tuesday night, July 2nd.
Commander Kenna Neese, with the Moberly Police Department, and confirmed by online records, teenager Shane Thomas Newcomb is facing three class C felony counts of theft/stealing (value of property or services $500 or more, but less than $25,000).
âOn July 2, 2013, Moberly Police responded to the 400 block of Woodland in regards to a male subject stealing a wallet out of a vehicle,â Neese said, in a prepared statement. âThe male subject then fled the area and officers were able to locate the subject in the area of Bertley and Rollins.â
Neese noted that âNewcomb was found to be involved in several thefts from vehicles in the Moberly Area,ââand that âthe investigation continues with the possibility of more charges being filed.â
âWe have other similar events that have taken place that weâre trying to investigate,ââMoberly Police Chief Russ Tarr told the MMI on Friday morning. Tarr noted that there were several incident within the âlast few weeksâ where âproperty [had been] stolen out of vehicles.â Not items were specifically targeted in these instances, he said.
Newcombâs bond was set at $10,000. He has yet to pay such, as inmate records show that he is currently residing within the Randolph County Justice Center.
âThe charges for which the individual was arrested for are mere accusations and not evidence of guilt,â Neese advised. âEvidence and support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.â
Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Fusselman filed Newcombâs charges. The warrant for his arrest was issued by Judge Cynthia Suter.