A report of trespassing at a house Friday on Monk Road resulted in the arrest of two people who were allegedly trying to steal a trailer from the property.
Michael Shane Best, 31, and Leslie Best, 32, were taken into custody by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies after part-time White Hall Police Officer Scott Taylor held them at gunpoint, Investigator Kaleisha Wise reported in a probable cause affidavit.
Wise reported that on Thursday, deputies were sent to 511 Monk Road where they took a report that a 16-foot trailer valued at $1,500 was missing.
On Friday, a resident at 507 Monk Road told deputies that a neighbor called him about people being on his property and he and Taylor held the two, later identified as Shane Best and Leslie Best, until deputies arrived.
Shane Best reportedly waived his right to an attorney and told investigators that he had taken the trailer, and his wife “had nothing to do with it.”
He also claimed to have taken another trailer from the same area two nights earlier, and said his wife pawned that trailer at his request, but she did not know the trailer had been stolen.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Shane Best and for Leslie Best over the weekend after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge both of them with theft of property.