Couple charged with theft of gun, dog and moneyOctober 13, 2017
By BILL POWELL
JASPER — A Jasper couple was arrested and accused of felony theft Thursday after their alleged victim learned of the thefts of her purse, gun and dog.
The victim contacted the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department at 8:03 a.m. Thursday after being notified about a charge on her credit card. The victim eventually learned her purse, a .22 caliber handgun and several rare coins had also been stolen. Also reported taken was the victim’s Blue Nose Pit Bull dog, although its electric collar had been left behind.
It was then learned that, during the eight hours prior to the victim notifying authorities, her debit card had been used for two withdraws at a Huntingburg bank ATM in the amounts of $400 and $100.
The investigation, which included studying who could have had access to the victim’s PIN, led to the 349 W. Sixth St. apartment in Jasper of 19-year-old Clint A. R. Sadler and 20-year-old Brittany N. Woody.
Authorities said Woody is related to the victim.
Deputies who arrived at the residence and observed the dog inside allegedly recovered the gun and located the $500, all in $20 bills, in a pocket of a pair of blue jeans.
Authorities alleged Woody eventually admitted to taking the purse and Sadler eventually admitted to being present when the cash was taken from the ATM. Some of the coins had reportedly been sold at the Jasper Swap Shop.
During the investigation, the Dubois County Department of Child Services was called to assist, according to the sheriff’s department.
It was also alleged that the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu where some of the stolen items were located had been taken from the victim, with Woody accused of forging a sale transaction shown on the car’s title. The sheriff’s department said the car was found to be up for sale on a social media barter page.
Authorities booked Woody into the Dubois County Security Center at 12:57 p.m. on preliminary Level 6 felony counts of forgery and theft. Sadler was also booked into the security center on preliminary Level 6 felony counts of theft.
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