Burglary, theft arrests raise hopes, but isn't a break in New Albany shooting case

By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal

NEW ALBANY – The arrest Friday morning of two suspects in a Thursday night burglary in the Beacon Hill community just outside of New Albany has not fulfilled officials’ hopes for a lead in the shootings of Amanda and Ron Price at their home on Monday night. Amanda Price, a speech therapist with New Albany schools, died of her wounds. Her husband, football coach Ron Price, was also shot but is recovering.
Union County Chief Deputy and Sheriff-Elect Jimmy Edwards said a house on County Road 278 was broken into Thursday night about 11:30, and an abandoned vehicle was found nearby about 2 a.m. Friday. Around 4 a.m., another car was reported stolen on County Road 213, the extension of New Albany’s Murrah Road, where the Price home is located.
Edwards said a female suspect was arrested in the stolen vehicle around daylight, and a male suspect was arrested a short time later.
“At this point it seems this burglary and vehicle theft are not related to the shooting of the Prices,” Edwards said. “We were all hopeful.”