Two men face multiple drug, theft charges

MURRAY, KY – Two now face multiple theft charges in both Kentucky and Tennessee.

Saturday, January 13, Calloway County Deputies saw two men near a disabled truck at River Road and South 4th Street.

Deputies stopped to ask about the situation.

They found one of the men had active warrants in Calloway County and was immediately arrested.

The second man dropped a small bag of white crystal substance and tried to hide it in the snow. He was also arrested.

Calloway County Sheriff’s office says arresting the two men led to solving approximately 10 open theft cases in Calloway and Henry, TN counties.

Two Murray Police officers tracked footsteps in the snow and found that one of the men had removed a vehicle jack from the parking lot of Ron’s Muffler to try and repair their damaged truck.

Continuing to track the footsteps, they also found they broke into Hill Electric on South 4th Street breaking into cars and toolboxes, an ATV removed from Blalock, Coleman, and tried to break into cars in the parking lot at York Funeral Home. They also broke into a van at Greater Hope Baptist Church to remove the ignition from the car, as well as CDM Construction on River Road to take other items.

At 12:09PM a truck was reported stolen from a business on Main Street, Hazel, KY.

Deputies looked at video from the business and identified that the men stole the truck earlier in the morning.

Continuing the investigation they found the men took three trailers, wheels and tires from cars and trucks in Calloway County. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle driven by the suspects and a number of items were seized as suspected as stolen items from other open cases.

The investigation is ongoing and the two could face additional charges.

The current charges are as follows:

Jonathan L. Blanton, 32 of Paris, TN was arrested on the following charges:

  1. Failure to Appear in Court (active warrants from Calloway County).
  2. Burglary Third Degree.

Steven E. Capps, 43 of Paris, TN was arrested on the following charges:

  1. Possession of a Controlled Substance First Degree (Meth).
  2. Tampering with Physical Evidence.
  3. Burglary Third Degree.
  4. Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.
  5. Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 or more but under $10,000.

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