Arrest warrants are outstanding for two suspects – one from Maysville and the other from Stratford – who allegedly burglarized a Wayne business on November 22.
Phillip D. Henderson, 51, of Maysville, is charged in McClain County District Court with second degree burglary.
Prosecutors charged Jessica L. Scofield, 38, of Stratford, with conspiracy.
According to an affidavit, Deputy James Goines with the McClain County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a burglary in progress call at DJ’s Trailers, 33297 State Highway 59.
Danny and Ginger Jackson, who own the business, reported they were following an older model Chevrolet truck and that the occupants had been in their office without permission.
Though they lost the truck on a back road, the couple told the dispatcher the truck driver was Henderson, a former employee.
When the couple returned to the business, they told Goines they’d received an alert on the phone that something had activated the camera in the office.
When they checked the video, they saw Henderson take something from the desk drawer.
Henderson reportedly was then seen to unlock a cabinet and remove money.
While they were driving to the business, they saw Henderson walking along the road toward his parked truck.
Henderson spotted the couple and ran to the truck where Scofield, identified as his girlfriend, was waiting.
He drove away with the Jacksons following.
According to Danny Jackson, Henderson was let go that morning.
The business had been experiencing cash losses for about two weeks, according to the affidavit.
Taken in the burglary were five $100 bills and $240 in $20 bills.