Scott County deputies recover $20,000 in stolen property

Saturday, April 4, 2009

BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department recovered $20,000 worth of stolen property, leading to charges against three adults and two juveniles, according to a sheriff's department news release.

Most of the items were stolen in March, but one item, an all-terrain vehicle, was stolen from the Kelso, Mo., area in December 2007. The March thefts occurred in Oran, Blodgett, Vanduser and the area north of Sikeston, Mo., known as the mini farm. Stolen items included 12 tires, stereo speakers, a stereo amplifier, two ATVs and a 16-foot flatbed trailer.

Beverly Owens, 40, of Sikeston was charged with four counts of felony stealing, and her bond was set at $5,000. Ricky V. Nelson, 48, of Sikeston was charged with two counts of felony stealing, and his bond was set at $15,000. Jody L. Emery, 18, of Caruthersville, Mo., was charged with three counts of felony stealing, with bond set at $15,000. Two juveniles were also arrested.

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