Connellsville couple admit to thefts in order to buy drugs
Charges have been filed against a Connellsville couple after they allegedly stole items from throughout a neighborhood and then sold the items for drugs.
Scott Allen Jeffries, 41, and Jennifer Showman, 30, both of 917 1⁄2 Sycamore St., have been charged with burglary, criminal mischief and other related charges. The charges were filed with on-call District Judge Michael Metros.
Connellsville police filed the charges against the couple after investigating the theft from the garage of a Connellsville resident between June 4 and 5.
Stolen were a weed trimmer, a Craftsman tool box containing a circular saw and an Ames plastic yard cart.
The Ames plastic yard cart was found later on June 5 in the back of the residence of Jeffries and Showman.
Police also found several items taken from a neighboring backyard and flowers and lighting that came from throughout the neighborhood.
Showman allegedly told police she and Jeffries stole the items with the assistance of a third person.
Showman told police they exchanged the stolen weed eater, the tools and the saw for drugs.
A preliminary hearing for Jeffries and Showman is scheduled before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. at 9:30 a.m. July 24.
Both are lodged in the Fayette County Prison in lieu of $50,000 each.
No charges have yet been filed against two other individuals believed involved in the thefts.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.