On May 19th at around 2:30 a.m., Bobby Jo Thrasher and Brittany N. Mallory entered C & C Laundry Mat in Hawesville and attempted to pick the locks on various vending machines with tools, in order to access the money.
“It just so happens, C & C has excellent cameras,” Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick said. “So, we were able to get pictures of those individuals. We went back and reviewed the cameras, and the vehicle that was seen on the camera was noticed to have been in the same parking lot at the laundry mat on an earlier date. When they came in on that date, they didn’t have any facial coverings or anything on their face. The second time, when they went to break into the vending machines, they obscured their identity.”
On Monday, May 22nd, the surveillance camera photos were posted on Hancock County Sheriff Department Facebook Page, in an effort to try and identify them and, within minutes, their names were received. The Department was notified by Bill’s IGA that there was a female occupying a car in the parking lot later on Monday morning around 9:00, and that she may be the suspect they were looking for, according to the photo posted.
“I took the Chief of Hawesville (Cody Axton) with me, and we went up there and made contact with the male and female that were in the vehicle,” Emmick said, “and read both of them their rights. They both admitted they did try to break into the machines. Subsequently, looking through the car, we found a large quantity of methamphetamine in the passenger compartment of the car, enough to charge with trafficking. The male subject said all of the meth that was found was his.”
Upon running Thrasher’s name, it was found that he had multiple warrants from multiple states (Ohio, Idaho, Illinois and Arkansas) and most were drug related. Most states wouldn’t extradite. The State of Ohio said they would extradite, and 2 warrants were served from the State of Ohio.
Thrasher (40) was booked at 10:56 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd at Breckinridge County Detention Center. His charges are: Burglary, 3rd Degree; Possession of Burglary Tools; Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st offense (less than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine); and Buy/Possess Drug Paraphernalia. He will remain there until he is taken to Ohio.
Mallory was booked there as well. She was charged with Burglary, 3rd Degree and Possession of Burglary Tools. She had no previous record, and was let out on bond. The two may have been residing at 3617 KY 1389 in Hawesville.