COLUMBUS – A Columbus man was arrested and will be sentenced in multiple counties for control substance and theft charges.
Bench warrants were issued for 28-year-old Jeffrey Tilley, in both Platte and Hamilton Counties, and were returned after he was arrested on Wednesday. Tilley was scheduled to appear in Hamilton County court on Tuesday, and Platte County court on Wednesday for sentencing, and warrants were issued following his absence.
Two felony controlled substance charges in Platte, and one in Hamilton, were amended down to attempt of a class 4 felony charges. A felony theft charge out of Platte, was also amended to an attempt charge.
In the theft case, Columbus Police Officer Troy Urkoski states in an affidavit that on December 8th he was dispatched to a report of a theft from a local employer. The employer told police that he had hired Tilley to remodel an apartment on 9th Street.
As a part of the job, the employer reportedly told police that he lent Tilley both a utility truck and some tools to use.
After hiring Tilley, the employer later received a call from an acquaintance, saying Tilley has stolen the tools and skipped town. The value of the tools that had gone missing totaled approximately $3,370, according to court records.
Local authorities received a call on December 9th, that Tilley had been arrested in Hamilton county on unrelated charges, and noted that some of the tools had been found in an RV that Tilley was driving. Tilley had been using the RV while working on the apartment as well, according to court records.
Tilley told deputies at the time of his arrest that he had also pawned some of the items off at GI Loan, which was later confirmed.
All of Tilley’s charges are class 1 misdemeanors.