Washington man arrested for pawning stolen items

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WASHINGTON CITY – A Washington City man was arrested Saturday and charged with burglary, theft by deception and other charges involving stolen property.

Washington City Police Officer Brett Gibson initially responded to a report of items stolen from a home in Washington City, according to a probable cause statement supporting the arrest. Gibson was able to locate the items at a local pawn shop, and identified Roy Lovett from the pawn ticket, the statement said.

“There is a state database that allows officers to see what items have been pawned,” Washington City Police Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said, “But the officer must visit the pawnshop to verify that the items were actually pawned and that money was received from the sale of the items.”

According to the statement, Gibson was able to locate Lovett, and interview him about the pawned items.

“The suspect admitted that he took the items and they were not his to have,” the statement said. “Lovett stated he then pawned the items to get cash,”

Roy Lovett Booking photo Jan 31,2015 |Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office
Roy Lovett booking photo posted on Jan 31, 2015 |Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Lovett was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. He is charged with one second-degree felony for burglary of a dwelling; one class A misdemeanor for theft over $500; and two class B misdemeanors for theft and theft by deception, both under $500. His bail for release is set at $5,000.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier of fact.

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1 Comment

  • groanattack February 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Not sure if I have seen this mugshot before, but if I have I am sure I have seen it several times. Is there not a 3 strikes and out law in place?

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