by Aaron Gibson, Editor, Dec 19, 2015
A girlfriend-and-boyfriend couple are at large after Georgetown Police allege the two possessed jewelry stolen in a burglary near Russellville.
On Wednesday, Dec 16, Georgetown Police were conducting a welfare check for an elderly woman on Douglas Circle. She allegedly had three squatters living in her residence that refused to leave.
Brittney Conn, Chuckie Ratliff and an unidentified man allegedly had been squatting inside of the residence, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Brown County Municipal Court.
The affidavit says Ratliff and the other man fled the residence before police arrived. While searching the residence, Georgetown Police Officer Kyle Singleton allegedly discovered less than a gram of heroin and drug paraphernalia inside of a black coat owned by Conn.
According to the affidavit, police also recovered from Ratliff and Conn’s belongings antique jewelry believed to have been stolen during a burglary on Mount Aire Rd near Russellville.
Later, the victims from the suspected Mount Aire burglary confirmed the jewelry may belong to them. The jewelry has an estimated value between $1,500 and $7,500.
Conn was arrested and charged with fifth-degree felony possession of heroin and fourth-degree misdemeanor illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on $5,000 OR bond. The following day, a warrant was issued for her arrest on a charge of fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property.
Ratliff is also wanted and faces a charge of fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property.
—Brown County Crime Reporter, Dec 19, 2015 7:39 PM EST
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