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Sikeston DPS recovers $5,000 in property; one arrested

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Sikeston Department of Public Safety Detective John Blakely inventories items.
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man was arrested Tuesday for felony stealing.

Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden reports that officers from DPS served a search warrant at 309 Malcolm Tuesday for property obtained illegally over the Internet. Evidence obtained during the search led to the arrest of the occupant, Sheridan Brockman, 41, of Sikeston.

The investigation was initiated when detectives received a call from a victim in Arkansas, who told them that a credit card number stolen from them was being used. They stated that a package was scheduled for delivery on Tuesday to 309 Malcolm St. After the delivery of the package to the residence, officers served the search warrant.

Detectives located a large amount of property which had been delivered to the residence by UPS and Federal Express services that was purchased with stolen credit card numbers. A number of the original packages and invoices were also obtained during the search which showed this had been going on for well over a year.

Some items recovered during the search were palm pilots, a variety of shoes, cell phones, bicycles and clothing items. The property has an estimated value of $5,000.

Brockman was charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd with identity theft, one count each of felony and misdemeanor stealing, and felony receiving stolen property. He is currently in Scott County Jail under $25,000 bond.