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Union City Police charge two in burglary case
Sunday, 11.13.2011, 11:27am (GMT-5)
By Kelly Rupp
The Union City Police Department has filed charges against two Union City residents in connection with a burglary committed in Union City on August 21, 2011. Cody Wayne Crownover, 21, and Leslie Ann Crownover, 27, are charged with Second Degree Burglary and Fraud. According to the police report, on Aug. 21, 2011, Officer Scottie Brothers was dispatched to a Union City address in response to a burglary. The resident informed the police that someone had broken out windows in the front and back of the residence. The resident reported a number of tools as missing. “In the following days Police Chief Edgar Dickerson was flagged down and was informed that Leslie and Cody Crownover were bragging about pulling off a burglary of a residence and that they had stolen a lot of tools,” the report states. An investigation conducted by FTO Robert Ague revealed that both Leslie and Cody Crownover had pawned tools that matched the description of the tools taken in the Aug. 21 burglary. On Oct. 7, 2011, Officer Brothers went to a pawn shop in Oklahoma City and retrieved a car buffer and nail gun that were reported stolen in the burglary. The victim of the burglary positively identified the items and Officer Brothers obtained a copy of the store’s surveillance video. After viewing the video, Officer Brothers identified Cody Crownover and another individual carrying the items into the pawnshop, according to the report. On Oct. 19, 2011, Leslie and Cody Crownover met with Officers Brothers and Ague. Leslie confessed to having pawned some of the tools. Cody also confessed to breaking into the residence and pawning tools, according to the report. According to Chief Dickerson, charges are expected to be filed on a third individual related to the burglary.