(JACKSON, Miss.) – On December 17, Cleveland “Bill” Mosley, the 81-year-old owner of Bill’s Pawn and Jewelry, and two employees, Ted McLemore, 77 and Robert Ivy, 60, were shot and killed in a robbery at the Jackson, Mississippi store.
Police were called to the scene at 8:50 p.m. when the victims failed to return home. It is reported that five high-end watches, jewelry and coins were taken from the store. Surveillance equipment was also taken and other equipment damaged.
On December 21, the Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA) reported that according to the Geary County (Kansas) Sheriff’s Office, the male and female pictured, suspects in the triple homicide reported in the December 20 JSA Email Alert, were arrested.
The couple have been identified as Joshua M. Garcia, 37, of Biloxi, MS, and Jamieson L. Townsend, 35, of Blue Springs, MO. The couple were stopped driving a Dodge Charger with no registration displayed, but drove away. A deputy chased the car to a dead end road, where the car crashed, and the driver ran. The female passenger in the car was arrested, and the male suspect was captured about a mile away, hiding in the back seat of a vehicle. The male suspect has a long criminal record including armed robbery, burglary, receiving stolen property and grand larceny. The female suspect is a former nurse with two children who let her nursing license expire last year.
JSA is grateful for the excellent cooperation between law enforcement agencies, and the rapid apprehension of these dangerous suspects.