Arrests Made In Elaborate Business Theft

Paris Police have arrested two suspects in an elaborate theft from an auto parts store. The arrests were made early Wednesday morning.

John Jones and Ricky Tipton are facing multiple felony charges in connection to several burglaries in the area, including the recent one at a KOI auto parts store.

The discovery was made Tuesday morning after police say the thieves broke into the KOI auto parts store, and stole a truck full of thousands of dollars worth of goods.

Police arrived to find a hole in the back of the business.

They say the thieves cut through the metal siding, then pushed through insulation and dry wall to get inside.

Once in the building, they cut the alarm, and began to load a KOI work truck parked in the garage connected to the store with stolen tools.

Police say a car followed the stolen truck somewhere to unload the merchandise. The empty truck was found about three miles from the business, parked in front of a horse farm.

Police say surveillance video helped lead them to the suspects, where they say the stolen truck followed by a white van.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2008 at 05:07 PM
    Did they use Lexington K-9 to capture the gang? O somebody stop me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:58 PM
    First of all Mr. Jones & Mr. Tipton are not illegal alliens. Just because the truck was found along the road in front of a horse farm doesn't mean that illegal alliens have anything to do with the crime. Horse farms do not hire illegal alliens, I suppose you are trying to refer to hispanics, exclusively. Maybe you should visit some of the local horse farms and meet some of the workers. Illegal immigrants usually don't want to be implicated much in criminal activity due to the fact that they are here to make a living and do not want to chance being deported. As far as there not being enough jobs for US citizens, I know plenty of businesses who need help but can't find suitable or experienced applicants or have no applicants at all. Maybe you should also check out how many people who are living in assisted housing off of welfare & food stamps alone, with no desire to work. There are jobs but they are given to those who apply & qualify.
  • by fnord Location: Lexington on Oct 22, 2008 at 12:02 PM
    what is the Wes gang?
  • by Dave Location: paris on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:47 AM
    Nice hair cap on Det Lizer of the PPD.
  • by Kelly Location: Paris on Oct 22, 2008 at 07:32 AM
    Dee, Americans are hooked on pills and meth. Regardless if "illegal alliens" were gone, Americans will not work. If it wasn't for "illegal alliens" our economy would be that much worse right now. At least they show up and work hard.
  • by Early Cuyler Location: Squidville on Oct 22, 2008 at 06:35 AM
    I heard it's the "Wes" gang doing this, they have been on a spree down in Paris for over a year now. They caught the leader last year and he is in jail, but it looks like the gang is still in business.
  • by Dee Location: Lexington on Oct 21, 2008 at 05:55 PM
    Not a surprise. The horse farms and race track hire illegal alliens for cheap and plentiful help. With the economy as such, there aren't enough jobs for American citizens as well. Get rid of the illegals and there will be enough jobs for Americans.
  • by NAthan on Oct 21, 2008 at 04:49 PM
    Good grief, the theives is taking the goods to a scrap metal for money. Why else would anyone steal from an autoparts store.


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