Did Ridgecrest woman steal cop radios?

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NATCHEZ — A Ridgecrest woman was arrested Monday for allegedly using stolen radio equipment to monitor police communications.

Ashley Carnigy, 33, 194 Ridgecrest Lane, was arrested on charges of felony possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying weapons while possessing a controlled substance and obstruction of justice.



Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Vernon Stevens said deputies were led to Carnigy while investigating other crimes.

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“Officers suspected that Carnigy was using the stolen radio equipment to monitor police communications and report police activities to suspected felons,” Stevens said.

Stevens said the radio equipment was marked as property of the Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security.

“We’re hoping this arrest will lead to more arrests,” Stevens said. “This was an unusual arrest.”

Stevens said how Carnigy obtained the equipment is still under investigation.