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POLICE: Break-in suspect showed up in court wearing stolen jewelry

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a burglary suspect was caught wearing stolen jewelry in court and ended up in even more trouble.

Police say the suspect actually showed up for a court appearance wearing jewelry from one of the break-ins, but the victim was there too and confronted her.

Metro police say Tonya Odle is responsible for several recent break ins.

"I suspect ten or more," LMPD's Detective James said.

Including one at a home on Janlyn Road near Taylorsville Road.

"We were able to identify the property that was taken from Janlyn by looking up her name," said Det. James.

Det. James is undercover and doesn't want us to show his face, but does tell us how the investigation led police to Deprez's jewelry and pawn on Preston Highway and eventually the suspect.

"Through the course of that investigation, we found that she had pawned some items that were taken in that burglary on Janlyn," James said.

Police eventually found the suspect and jewelry because she had to leave a thumb print and picture.

Theresa Flanders is manager of Deprez and says Odle pawned several pieces of jewelry and walked away with a decent amount of money.

Theresa Flanders is manager of Deprez and says Odle pawned several pieces of jewelry and walked away with a decent amount of money.

"$370 just in this one transaction," Flanders said.

That's what led to the first arrest but police say what Odle was wearing for her initial court appearance on Tuesday of this week put her back behind bars.

"She shows up wearing some of the victim's jewelry and the victim could see rings on her finger that belong to her, were taken from her house during this burglary," Det. James said.

Police say the victim confronted Odle outside courtroom 101 in the hall of justice.

"My understanding is that she told her that what she had didn't belong to her and that she had taken the rings off and put them in her pocket," Det. James said.

Meanwhile, police have also arrested Brandon Nohalty in connection with the break-ins and believe there could be more.

"She definitely had help and we think we have a pretty solid lead on that as well," said Det. James.

Both suspects are charged with receiving stolen property.

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