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2 charged after thefts from Johnson City car dealer

Johnson City Press • Jun 15, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Two Gray men were arrested Thursday on charges related to vehicle thefts from a Johnson City auto dealer, and police were looking for public assistance on similar cases.

With help from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson City police arrested the men following Tuesday’s thefts at Chaparral Pontiac Buick GMC, 3514 Bristol Hwy. Police said the men had drugs when they were arrested.

Steve Necessary, 42, was charged with two counts of theft over $10,000, possession of schedule II drugs (methamphetamine), possession of schedule III drugs (suboxone) and two counts of possession of schedule IV drugs (clonazepam and alprazolam).

Corey Jones, 27, was charged with possession of stolen property over $10,000, possession of schedule VI drugs (marijuana) and two counts of possession of schedule IV drugs (clonazepam and alprazolam).

Both were held at the Washington County Detention Center with Sessions Court appearances set for Friday. Necessary’s bond was $24,000, and Jones’ bond was $13,000.

The Johnson City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division continued to follow up on the Chaparral case and other recent vehicle thefts on the Bristol Highway. Anyone having information was asked to contact the Johnson City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (423) 434-6166 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 434-6158. To send a confidential tip, text 423JCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411) or send a tip to www.citizenobserver.com. You can also send messages via the Johnson City Police Department Website http://www.johnsoncitytn.org/police/cid/.

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