AUBURN, Ala.- On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, Auburn Police arrested Frederick Jamain Reese, age 34, and Nikeyla Shunay Hambrick, age 31, both from Atlanta, Georgia, on warrants charging them each with receiving stolen property third degree. Additionally, Reese was charged with fleeing/attempting to elude and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Hambrick was also charged with rendering false information.
The arrest stems from an investigation into a suspicious incident call at a church in the 500 block of Richland Road. At about 9 p.m., responding officers observed a suspicious vehicle exiting the parking lot and conducted a traffic stop. The passenger in the vehicle, later identified as Fredrick Reese, fled from officers and was apprehended following a brief foot pursuit. Officers recovered drug paraphernalia in his possession while taking him into custody.
Further investigation resulted in the discovery of multiple stolen catalytic converters, valued in excess of $500, being taken from various vehicles in Opelika and Auburn and being located in the suspect vehicle. The driver, identified as Nikeyla Hambrick, initially misled officers about her true identity and was also taken into custody. The incident is being investigated by detectives with the Auburn Police Division as well as the Opelika Police Department.
Auburn Police transported Reese and Hambrick to the Lee County Jail where they were being held on $5,500 and $2,500 bonds respectively. Additional charges are anticipated as this case remains under investigation by both agencies.