UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection to Terry Francona’s stolen World Series rings
The rings were found at a sports memorabilia store in Phoenix
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) — Investigators arrested 33-year-old Jamey Estep in connection to Terry Francona’s stolen World Series rings late Tuesday evening. The rings were taken from Francona’s Tucson home in November and where found at a Phoenix memorabilia store.
Estep was arrested in Tucson by deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department at around 7 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2019. He was taken into custody and faces second-degree burglary, theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, all of which are felony crimes, according to a press release from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said the rings — from the 2004 and 2007 World Series — were taken from a home in the 6300 block of north Via Lomas De Paloma on Nov. 7, 2019.
Also, a $245,000 check belonging to Francona was also stolen and may have been fraudulently deposited earlier this year.
This investigation is still ongoing and more information will be released as it is available.
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