Drew County Arrests Two on Theft and Stolen Property
On November 13th the Drew County Sheriff’s Department received information that a stolen four wheeler was hid out in an area of Jose Chapel Road, east of Monticello. When the deputy, Allen Edwards, responded he observed a black male riding a four wheeler, the subject fled the roadway and into a wooded area upon seeing the deputy. He eventually abandoned the four-wheeler and fled on foot.
Monticello Police Department dispatch received a call from a resident near Jose Chapel Road that a black male had attempted to steal his four wheeler however the subject drove the four wheeler into a riding lawn mower and the four wheeler had got entangled with the riding mower causing the subject to flee on foot into another wooded area. Sheriff Mark Gober had a road block set up on Florence and Jose Chapel Cut-Off Road; the first vehicle that was stopped had the suspect, Stacy Harris as a passenger.
Harris was arrested and charged with theft by receiving and fleeing. During the investigation and a search of a residence on Jose Chapel, a .40 caliber pistol was recovered, reportedly belonging to Khari Woods, 20, of Monticello. However it was determined the gun was reported stolen in 2015 from a resident in Monticello.
The four wheeler that was abandoned by Harris in the woods was stolen out of Cleveland County and has been returned to the owner.
Woods was charged with possession of stolen property. A bond was set in the amount of $1,500 and he has since bonded out of jail.
Harris remains in the Drew County Detention Facility on a $30,000 bond.