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Suspects Arrested in 3 Deaths at Jewelry and Pawn Store

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The owner and two employees were shot to death.

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of the owner and two employees of Bill’s Pawn Jewelry Coin/Stamp Exchange in Jackson, MS, according to an alert from the Jewelers’ Security Alliance.

Joshua M. Garcia, 37, of Biloxi, MS, and Jamieson L. Townsend, 35, of Blue Springs, MO, were arrested in Johnson City, KS, according to JSA, which cited the Geary County Sheriff’s Office.

JSA reports: “The couple were stopped driving a Dodge Charger with no registration displayed, but drove away. A deputy chased the car to a dead end road, where the car crashed, and the driver ran. The female passenger in the car was arrested, and the male suspect was captured about a mile away, hiding in the back seat of a vehicle.”

On Saturday evening, 81-year-old Cleveland “Bill” Mosley, owner of Bill’s Pawn Jewelry Coin/Stamp Exchange, was found shot to death along with employees Ted McLemore, 77, and Robert Ivy, 60, the Clarion-Ledger reported.

According to the JSA alert, “It is reported that five high-end watches, jewelry and coins were taken from the store. Surveillance equipment was also taken and other equipment damaged.”

JSA reports that Garcia has a long criminal record including armed robbery, burglary, receiving stolen property and grand larceny. Townsend is a former nurse with two children who let her nursing license expire last year, according to the organization.

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The Clarion-Ledger reported that authorities in Mississippi also identified Garcia and Townsend as suspects in the burglary of Sam’s Jewelry in Pascagoula, MS.

Read more at the Clarion-Ledger.

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