ELKO – After a woman reported her car and her jewelry missing, police arrested her son and his girlfriend as they allegedly attempted to sell the jewelry.
Timothy Longhurst, 25, and Kaylee Sharlow, 21, were arrested Thursday.
Elko police said Longhust was attempting to sell the jewelry at Jensen’s Jewelers. He had sold some of the stolen jewelry earlier in the day and returned to Jensen’s again to sell more, according to Lt. Mike Palhegyi.
During their investigation at Jensen’s officers noticed the vehicle that had been reported missing parked in the parking lot. They arrested Longhurst and Sharlow, who appeared to be working with Longhurst to sell the jewelry.
When officers searched the vehicle they reportedly found a substance that appeared to be methamphetamine in a bag that was in Sharlow’s possession.
Lt. Mike Palhegyi said it is possible that Longhurst and Sharlow were going to use the money from selling the stolen jewelry to purchase drugs.
“Users of illicit substances have to support that habit somehow and a lot of times it’s stealing from people and sometimes it’s even stealing from people that they love,” he said.
Longhurst faces five counts of burglary; buying, possessing or receiving stolen property; attempt to obtain by false pretense; possessing, receiving or transferring stolen property; grand larceny; and conspiracy to commit grand larceny of an automobile.
His bail was set at $190,000.
Sharlow was charged with conspiracy to possess, receive or transfer a stolen vehicle; conspiracy to commit criminal contempt; possession of a controlled substance; three counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of hypodermic device; and possession of dangerous drug without a prescription.
Her bail was set at $41,900.