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Man Police Tracked by GPS Pleads Guilty in Series of Thefts

Posted on the 22 May 2012 by Easytracgps @EasyTracGPS

Tracking evidence disallowed by high court ruling

STAUNTON — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling curtailing police use of GPS devices hasn’t derailed a Augusta County larceny case that relied on the tracking technology.

A Staunton man connected to a series of thefts, including $14,000 in stolen jewelry that he tried to sell to a local store, pleaded guilty Monday in Augusta County Circuit Court to 10 felony charges.

Coverstone-Jenkins came under scrutiny in December, and a GPS device placed on his vehicle by Staunton police helped crack the case against him and a second suspect, according to court documents.

The practice of law enforcement secretly using a GPS device has since been severely curtailed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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