Center PD Detectives Investigate Pawn Shop Theft, Release Updated Information

August 13, 2019 - Center Police Department has released information on the arrest of a man alleged to have burglarized Bob's Pawn and Gun last week.

Jerrad KinneyAccording to the information released by the Center Police Department, Sgt. Detective Nicole Faulkner reported at 11:53pm August 8, 2019, a Center Police Officer observed a black male, later determined to be Jerrad Dewayne Kinney, 33, of Center, standing next to a restaurant on Tenaha Street holding an assault rifle.

As the officer exited his patrol unit, he advised Kinney to drop the weapon several times, at which time Kinney dropped the weapon and took off running.

The officer began to pursue Kinney on foot and observed he had a second weapon in his other hand. Kinney rounded a corner and the officer lost sight of him.

A short time late, the officer located Kinney hiding in bushes at which time he was arrested.

Two more handguns were located by officers where Kinney had been hiding.

All of the recovered guns were observed by officers to have pawn shop tags from Bob's Pawn and Gun.

Officers traveled to the pawn shop and determined it to have been burglarized.

Kinney was charged with burglary of a building, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault against a public servant.

Shelby County Today noted in the Shelby County Jail log, Kinney was arrested on June 11, 2019 for unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, theft of firearm, burglary of building, and two charges of theft.

Kinney was released on August 8, 2019 on personal recognizance bonds for each of those previous charges, the same day he is alleged to have burglarized the pawn shop. 

August 11, 2019 - Center Police Department Detectives are invetigating an apparent theft at Bob's Pawn and Gun in Center.

Sometime around 11pm August 8, 2019 a pursuit led officers to an individual on Hudson Street at Center Place Apartments. Shelby County Today witnessed an ambulance taking the suspect from the scene.

At the location of Bob's Pawn and Gun Center Police Department officers, Shelby County Sheriff's Department Deputies and Tenaha Police Department officers were investigating what appeared to have been a break-in.

Inside the building, a glass display case where guns were kept was broken. Officers at the scene also had a rifle and handguns which were in plastic evidence bags. 

Additional information is pending from the Center Police Department at this time.