While Phillip Phillip’s dad was in Los Angeles to be with the American Idol winner while he underwent a grueling 6 hour surgery to repair a kidney, thieves broke into the family pawn shop back home. Not a great week for the Phillips family.
UPDATE: Three arrests were made, according to WALB. The suspects appeared in court this morning.
ALBANY, GA – Three people charged in connection with breaking into American Idol Winner, Phillip Phillips Dad’s pawn shop, appeared before a judge Friday morning at the Dougherty County jail complex.
23-year-old Maurice Sanders, 18-year-old Quymeisha Wallace and 38-year-old, George Ferguson appeared before Magistrate Judge Victoria Darrisaw to hear the charges against them.
Sanders is charged with Burglary, 2nd degree Criminal Damage to property, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by taking, and Obstruction of an officer.
Wallace is charged with theft by receiving stolen property and burglary. Ferguson is charged with obstruction of an officer.
Police arrested all three after serving search warrants at two homes yesterday. Stolen items from Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn Shop were found.
Wallace and Sanders were denied bond. Ferguson’s bond was set at $1,000.
Watch the suspects in court:
Things are looking up for the family, however, as the Albany cops zero in on a suspect, described in the police report as a 40- to 50-year-old non-Hispanic male, about 6 feet tall, and weighing about 225 lbs. According to Fox News. He has a black crew haircut, brown eyes, a medium brown complexion and medium build and was last seen in a dark pullover shirt with khaki shorts.
Phillip’s reaction to the break in, according to Phillip’s dad, Donnie, “”He shook his head and said, ‘Dang, Daddy I hate to hear that. …Well, that’s how some people in the world are,'”
“They got a pile of jewelry, coins, guns, TVs, rod and reels. Just a lot of stuff,”, Donnie told WALB in Albany about the robbery.
“There ain’t no telling what would have happened if I had been up here,” said Donnie, “[But] If they catch them, I hope I can get a check every month. I don’t care if it’s a dollar a month so it will remind that person or those persons to see what they’ve done and see what road they’re going down.”
Anyone with information about the break in is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 436-TIPS.
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