Man, woman accused of taking purses from self-storage business


A man and woman are facing charges after being accused of breaking into a storage unit and taking nearly 50 purses on Wednesday morning.

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Jason R. Moak, 36, and Jessica L. Truman, 30, were arrested and charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. Moak is also facing a falsification charge.

The pair plead not guilty to all charges in the Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Bond was set at $3,500 for Moak and $2,500 for Truman.

Springfield Police Division officers were called to a self-storage business in the 2100 block of East Home Road at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving a call about two people inside a storage unit, according to a police report. Officers arrived on scene and could hear people inside a storage unit, the report said.

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Moak and Truman allegedly carried 48 purses out of a storage unit and were later confronted by police. Moak was wearing a mask and initially gave officers a different name, the report said. The pair were met by officers outside of the security fence, which had been cut open from top to bottom, including the razor wire.

Police also found a backpack that included a pair of bolt cutters, two pairs of wire snips and a black tee shirt that had allegedly been placed over security cameras, the report said.

The purses, valued at $300, were returned to their owner.

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