Mineral County Sheriff’s Office commends the public in playing a part in identifying and recovering property that had been stolen from an elderly person’s home
On January 28, the sheriff’s office received a theft complaint that stated an elderly person’s belongings were being sold by their caretaker while the person was hospitalized.
The items were being posted on Facebook’s “Hawthorne Buy/Sell/Trade” page.
Two suspects in the case were immediately identified, according to a press release from Undersheriff Bill Ferguson. The suspects were identified as Tommy Durr and Tommy Jackson, Jr.
With the help of the public, an investigation ensued and a report was forwarded to the Mineral County District Attorney’s Office for review. In return, the district attorney’s office issued arrest warrants for both Durr and Jackson, Jr., in the case.
On April 21, Durr was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant at Joe’s Tavern in Hawthorne for NRS 200.5092 Exploitation of the Elderly and NRS 200.5099 Conspiracy to Commit Exploitation of the Elderly. A day later, Jackson, Jr. was arrested for the same charges at the Hawthorne Post Office.
“I would like to thank the family of the victim for reporting this crime immediately to the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office and also to the public for their help. It takes a community of caring people to fight crime and especially the abuse and exploitation of our elderly population,” Ferguson concluded.