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Floyd County

October 22, 2010

Police arrest pair for theft in New Albany

NEW ALBANY — New Albany police officers arrested a New Albany man and a Louisville woman for alleged theft following a car break-in in the city’s east end, according to a press release from Capt. Keith Whitlow.

At about 2:14 a.m., Friday, officers were sent to the 2200 block of Spring Avenue to investigate two people reportedly breaking into an SUV. Upon arriving the officers located a man and a woman who were later found in possession of money and other property that belonged to someone who lived nearby and owned the SUV.

Arrested and charged with theft, a class D felony, were Cortney E. Wells, 22, of the 7900 block of Gable Road in Louisville and Benjamin T. McPheeters, 20, of the 1100 block of West Street in New Albany.

McPheeters was also served with an arrest warrant issued in Floyd County charging him with operating a vehicle while never having been licensed, a class C misdemeanor.

They were booked into the Floyd County Jail where they await further disposition.

— Staff Reports

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