A theft ring discovered by Graves County deputies lead to the arrest of five people. Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon tells Local 6 more arrests are possible.
Investigators were called to the home of Jeff Spraggs, 45, of Mayfield, for a report of illegal drug activity. Sheriff Redmon says it was about two months of investigation that led to his home in Pryorsburg Road. They found drugs and several stolen items, including several handguns. Deputies say Spraggs is a convicted felon and is not allowed to have a firearm.
As the search continued, deputies found a stolen .380 handgun and noticed several utility trailers parked behind the house. Deputies later learned the trailers were reported stolen. They also found shop equipment including an air compressor, welder, chainsaws and other items that were also reported stolen. A Honda ATV was also found and was reported stolen earlier in the week.
Sheriff's deputies are still working to retrieve more tools, ATV's and trailers. "They wasn't just targeting Graves County alone," Redmon added. He says reports of theft came from Carlisle, Hickman, and even Lyon County.
In all, deputies arrested Spraggs, Lindsey Coffelt, Ryan Jefferson, Adam Leroy and Kadia McKinney in connection with the thefts and drug possession.
Spraggs faces 10 counts of receiving stolen property, trafficking a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and 2 counts of possession of handgun by convicted felon.
Coffelt faces a charge of firearm enhanced possession of controlled substance.
Jefferson is charged with receiving stolen property with more charges expected next week.
Leroy is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. More charged are expected next week.
McKinney is charged is possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.
Redmon asks anyone who purchased items from Jefferson, Leroy and Spraggs in the past three months to call the sheriff's department to avoid being charged. You can call Det. Steve Halsell at 270-247-4501.
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