Cumberland Times-News

March 26, 2013

Couple charged with 46 counts in thefts

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CLARYSVILLE — A couple who were indicted by a grand jury for a series of thefts from vehicles were arrested by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office on Monday at a Clarysville motel.

Randall James Kelley II, 32, and Stephanie Lynn Wright, 26, both of Frostburg, were arrested without incident after a deputy saw Kelley’s vehicle in the motel parking lot.

C3I investigators obtained a search warrant for the room and recovered numerous items that had been reported stolen.

The indictments handed down by the Allegany County Grand Jury charge both Kelley and Wright with 46 counts related to 14 different victims whom law enforcement have been able to verify.

Included in the indictment are 23 counts of theft, 10 counts of rogue and vagabond, two counts of malicious destruction of property, one count of theft scheme and related charges.

Both Kelley and Wright were held at the Allegany County Detention Center awaiting a hearing before a circuit court judge.

Kelley was first arrested Feb. 12 by Frostburg Police and charged with thefts from vehicles in the Frostburg area. He was released from custody after posting $10,000 bond.

Kelley was arrested again Feb. 27 by members of the C3I Unit, the C3I Warrant/Fugitive Unit and the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office after he was located hiding in a LaVale residence. He was charged with theft and was released on personal recognizance during an initial appearance before a district court commissioner.

Wright was also arrested Feb. 12 and was released after posting $3,000 bond.

Investigators are asking victims to contact the C3I Unit to make arrangements to view the recovered property. Investigators have confirmed that some of the property has been stolen from the Hyndman, Pa., area as well as throughout Allegany County. Even if a victim has not reported the crime to law enforcement, C3I can still be contacted.

Among the recovered items are numerous GPS units, cell phones, electronic equipment, jewelry, car stereo parts, cameras, back packs, antiques, collectibles, past major sporting event ticket stubs and other items. Arrangements can be made to view the property by calling 301-777-0326.

The investigation is continuing.