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Alert detective busts Texarkana woman trying to pawn stolen ammo

Published: May. 15, 2015 at 7:08 PM CDT|Updated: May. 29, 2015 at 7:08 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - A Texarkana, Texas woman is behind bars after police say she tried to pawn several boxes of stolen ammunition right in front of a detective who happened to be there working another case.

A TTPD detective happened to be inside Superior Pawn and Guns in Texarkana, Arkansas on Thursday recovering property from an unrelated case when 50-year-old Deborah Conway came in with 25 boxes of ammo on the counter.

The detective knew that there had just been a theft of ammunition from the Academy Sports, so she became suspicious of Conway.

Det. Weaver called the assistant manager at Academy Sports while Conway waited at the counter and also called for backup before approaching Conway to ask her about the ammunition.

Conway allegedly told Weaver that she had taken it from a relative's garage in Ashdown.

The Academy Sports assistant manager was able to quickly review their video surveillance footage and provided a description of both the woman and the items that had been stolen that police say perfectly matched Conway.

Conway was arrested by TAPD at the scene for theft by receiving and taken to jail.

On Friday, Conway was transferred to the custody of Texarkana, Texas police and arrested for theft under $1500 with two prior convictions, which is classified as a state jail felony.

She is currently being held the Bi-State Jail pending a bond being set by a magistrate.

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