Richmond Police recently responded to a complaint reporting that a vehicle parked on Aspen Avenue had been broken into and had its contents stolen.
When officers made contact with the male subject accused of committing the theft, he apparently admitted to breaking into the unlocked car and taking a backpack containing several items. The subject, later identified as Jamal Brooks of Prestonsburg, told police that he then handed the stolen backpack to a juvenile subject who was with him.
Although the backpack was only valued at approximately $35.00, a laptop and charger inside the bag had a combined value of over $2,000.
The backpack was later discovered at a Fifth Street residence, where authorities also located Brooks. When police asked Brooks if he knew that the juvenile subject was underage, he reportedly confirmed that he was aware of that fact.
Brooks was arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center where he was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking ($500 or more but under $10,000) and 3rd Degree Unlawful Transaction with a Minor.