Johnson City

Update: Suspect arrested in jewelry store theft

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Johnson City Police Department announced an arrest in a massive jewelry theft.  Officers said a woman came into Dempsey Jewelers at 3018 Peoples Street on January 29th.  When she asked to try on three rings, police said she took the jewelry worth over $93,000 and ran out of the store without paying for them.

On February 6th, police identified the suspect as Kingsley Perkins of Conover, North Carolina.  Conover Police arrested Perkins and took her back to Johnson City to face charges.  She is charged with one count of Theft of Property over $60,000. 

Perkins was booked into the Washington County, Tennessee Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000.00 bond. She will be arraigned on February 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the General Sessions Court of Washington County, Tennessee. According to police, the investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

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