Grand Junction Pawn Shop Owner Charged with Numerous Felonies
A Grand Junction pawn shop owner has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors.
The man, 59-year-old James "Jimmy" Vaughn Wilcox III, was taken into custody on Friday, July 30th after authorities were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest. The arrest took place at the pawn shop that he is currently the owner of, Grand Junction's 'A Pawn,' a shop that is located at 353 Pitkin Avenue.
The charges pressed against Wilcox are serious and aplenty to say the least. Wilcox is currently being charged with ten counts of false information on pawn slips, a sixth-degree felony, ten counts of pawnbroker prohibited acts, another sixth-degree felony, one count of theft between $20,000 and $100,000, a fourth-degree felony, two counts of theft between $5,000 and $20,000, a fifth-degree felony, three counts of theft between $2,000 and $5,000, a sixth-degree felony, three counts of theft between $750 and $2,000, a misdemeanor, two counts of theft between $300 and $750, another misdemeanor, and one count of misdemeanor soliciting for prostitution.
Authorities that have been investigating Wilcox have been at it for numerous months and were finally able to create a solid case against the pawn shop owner.
Agencies behind the investigation and subsequent arrest include the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Major Offender Task Force, Crime Reduction Unit, and Investigations Unit.
Wilcox is currently at the Mesa County Detention Facility on a $100,000 cash bond. It is unclear when Wilcox will have his court date but authorities are encouraging anyone with information regarding the crimes he is accused of to reach out to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.