At 4:22.p.m. the Joplin Police Department responded to a phone call by Bunny Newton of Newton’s Jewelers, 428 S. Main. He told police that there were a male and female in the business trying to get a ring appraised that matched the description of the stolen ring. Officers arrived on scene, verified that the ring had been stolen and took the two subjects into custody.
Taken into custody were Cleon L Harris, a 23-year-old male and Breanna M Johnston, a 19-year-old female, both from Joplin. Paperwork has been presented to the Jasper County prosecutor's office for charges on both suspects in this case.
The investigations division of the Joplin Police Department continues to investigate these individuals as suspects in other thefts within Joplin.