Phelps arrested — again

Published 5:43 pm Thursday, October 20, 2011

A man charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree theft less than two weeks ago is back in jail on similar charges.

Nicholas Conner Phelps, 18, was arrested by Brewton Police after a receiving a call regarding a stolen gun.

Brewton Police Sgt. Steven Ferguson said Phelps was charged with second-degree receiving stolen property Thursday in connection with a stolen gun case uncovered by East Brewton Police earlier this month.

“We had received a report of a stolen gun a few weeks ago,” Ferguson said. “The victim in this case said he saw the report of Phelps’ arrest in the paper and made a connection concerning his stolen gun.”

Ferguson said the victim told police Phelps had done work at his home about the same time the gun went missing.

“He described the gun down to a T,” Ferguson said. “We checked with East Brewton and found information that Phelps had that gun in his possession when he was arrested on charges there.”

Ferguson said the information from the victim in the theft case along with evidence recovered by East Brewton Police lead to the charges against Phelps.

Phelps was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center on the charges.