Lawrence County Investigators received a call from a local business stating a person was trying to sell items in their place of business that were suspicious. Previously several items had been reported stolen in the Lawrence 604 area and the victim had informed local pawn shops to be on the look out for the items. A local business owner informed a Lawrence County Deputy that items matching those described had been brought into their business. The deputy alerted investigators and they arrived at the business where the person was still in the store. An undercover deputy in civilian clothes approached the suspect and began talking with him about the items. After discussing the items with the suspect identified as Thomas Allen, he was told the items were given to him by a Greg Fender so that they could be sold to raise gas money to get to Searcy.

At this time the deputy identified himself and told him the parts had been stolen from a shop on Lawrence 604, Thomas Allen was taken into custody, the victim was called and he came up and positively identified his property, Allen was transported to the Lawrence County Jail and charged with Theft by Receiving. After learning where the remainder of the items were located, investigators and deputies went to the second suspects residence, Greg Fender who lived on Lawrence 602 he agreed to allow investigators to look in his shop where several other stolen items were located and identified by the victim.

While at the residence, investigators ask Greg Fender for permission to search the residence, the suspect agreed, deputies and investigators entered the residence and found Meth and drug paraphernalia. Fender was arrested and charged with Theft of Property, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Meth. He was also transported to the Lawrence County Jail. Both suspects received a bond hearing and were given court dates.

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