Crime

Manatee sheriff: Man arrested for selling stolen jewelry to pawn shop

MANATEE -- A 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly stole a woman’s wedding ring from her bathroom in October, the sheriff’s office reports.

The victim last placed the gold and diamond ring valued at $4,606 in her bathroom Oct. 20 and found it was missing when she went to retrieve it, the report said. The victim later learned her husband had invited Derrick Quigley, 31, and his girlfriend to their home that day and they had been inside the bathroom.

A pawn shop search was conducted, and it was discovered that the ring matched the description of a ring sold at America’s Super Pawn in the 5100 block of 14th Street West.

The victim later identified the ring, the report said, and on Nov. 23 deputies were able to match a fingerprint left by Quigley on a pawn shop ticket.

On Jan. 4, Quigley was located at the Manatee County jail, where he was placed the day before on a violation of no contact charge, according to the report.

In the ring case, Quigley has been charged with providing false owner information on a pawned item over $300 and dealing stolen property.

He was being held at the Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $95,000.

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