James Spicer Sr., James Spicer Jr., and Dean Spicer were arrested Feb. 9 and were in court June 5. The two brothers and their father were each sentenced to 12 months probation by Chief Judge William Prior.
Assistant District Attorney Dawn Baskin said the men took $1,500 worth of metal from the property of an elderly woman. As part of the plea negotiations with the state, the defendants were ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution to the victim.
A report of the crime by Jones County Deputy Jerome Sinclair states he was dispatched to a home on Wells Drive in reference to a theft. The victim’s neighbor actually made the call to report the theft.
The neighbor told Sinclair that she saw two men heading toward a shed in the woods that belongs to the victim. Deputies made contact with the Spicer brothers and they eventually told the officers that they had been in the shed but took nothing. They said all they took were metal items they found behind the shed.
The brothers said they and their father had removed four to five loads of metal from the land behind the shed and taken it to their home on Lite-N-Tie Road.
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