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Connellsville couple admit to thefts in order to buy drugs

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:18 p.m.
 

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 12 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 mhofmann@tribweb.com.

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