Housesitter pawns friend’s stuff, says it was “someone else”

31-year-old Montrell Fentress was charged with theft of property after he pawned his friend’s stuff while housesitting but claimed it was someone else.

On September 17th, Memphis Police Sergeant Braden arrived at 3053 Mountain Terrace Street in response to a theft of property call. Upon arrival, Sergeant Braden spoke with Jaquisha Clark, who advised she went out of town on August 20th and asked her friend Montrell Fentress to watch her house. She stated she received a call on August 27th from Montrell, who informed her that someone broke in and stole all her electronics.

Montrell Fentress (SCSO)
Montrell Fentress (SCSO)

Jaquisha reported when she returned home on September 17th, two 55 inch LG TVs, two 42 inch LG TVs, a PlayStation 4, an Apollo 250 dirt bike, and her pitbull were missing with a total value of $2,100. She stated she proceeded to look for her mail and noticed two Cash America Pawn receipts on the kitchen counter, one for her Playstation and the other for one of the 55 inch TVs.

Both receipts contained Montrell’s name and date of birth. According to the affidavit, Sergeant Braden then contacted Cash America Pawn and verified he was the one responsible for pawning Jaquisha’s TV and PlayStation.

On October 27th, Montrell Fentress was arrested and charged with theft of property. He was later released on his own recognizance.

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