Stolen Item Recovered from Nursing Home Burglary, Search Warrant Leads to Three More Arrests
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By Marlana Smith
A Shelbina man was arrested for burglary and theft after allegedly stealing a laptop from Salt River Community Care, a nursing home facility in Shelbina. During the investigation, drug charges were filed against two more Shelbina residents and one Lexington resident.
On Monday, August 8, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Shelbina Police Department responded to SRCC, which is located on Shelby Plaza Road in Shelbina.
A burglary is believed to have occurred sometime between Friday, August 5, and Sunday, August 7.
At approximately 4:44 p.m., Victor A. Halliburton, 56, was taken into custody by SCSO and SPD at 509 Rawlings Street in Shelbina.
Shelbina Police Chief Jeff Brown said the case was reported and solved within an hour.
“The only way these types of crimes are solved is due to the interagency cooperation between the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelbina Police Department,” said Shelbina Police Chief Jeff Brown. “In my opinion, this is the only way we (law enforcement) can serve Shelby County as a whole.”
On August 9, an officer from SPD was allegedly given verbal and written consent by Fredrick R. Leslie Jr., 58, who owns the home where Halliburton was taken into custody, to search the residence.
The officer allegedly found a prescription pill bottle containing hydromorphone pills.
According to the Probable Cause Statement filed in the case, Theresa A. Hurst, 46, of the same residence alleged the pills were given to her by Leslie, and she allegedly told police she did not have a prescription for the pills.
According to court documents, Leslie allegedly confessed he had knowingly distributed three hydromorphone pills to another person who was not prescribed the narcotics.
Police also allegedly found a pipe used to ingest illegal narcotics next to a chair where Leslie was allegedly sitting when police arrived.
The arrest of Jack T. Hurst, 43, Lexington, also took place in the residence. Court documents state, police allegedly found a small clear plastic baggie and pipe used to ingest illegal narcotics on him.
Leslie, Theresa Hurst and Jack Hurst were both arrested on Friday, August 12, by SCSO and SPD following the search of their residence.
Shelby County Prosecutor Jordan Force filed criminal charges against all three individuals.
Leslie is being charged in case No. 22SB-CR00140 with Delivery of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid – Felony C and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Prior Drug Offense – Misdemeanor A. He was being held on a $30,000 cash only bond in the Shelby County Jail.
On Friday, August 12, Leslie’s bond was denied by Shelby County Associate Judge Mike Greenwell as the court finds Leslie is a danger to the community. Leslie was granted a two-week furlough to take care of his wife’s funeral. During furlough Leslie is to be supervised by Court Compliance Service (CCS), no drugs/alcohol and no other people living in his house.
Theresa Hurst is being charged in case No. 22SB-CR00139 with three counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor D. She is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond in the Shelby County Jail.
Jack Hurst is being charged in case No. 22SB-CR00142 with Possession of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid – Felony D and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor D. He is being held on a $20,000 cash only bond in the Shelby County Jail.
Halliburton is being charged in case No. 22SB-CR00138 with Burglary – 1st degree – Felony B, Stealing – Misdemeanor A and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – prior drug offense – Misdemeanor A. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.
This story was written using information from court documents, which are one sided. Victor Halliburton, Fredrick Leslie, Theresa Hurst and Jack Hurst are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.