Two arrested Tuesday in connection with vehicular hijacking incident

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Joanna Burton, left, and Arthur Clay Jr. | Photos courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — Two people from Quincy recently were arrested in connection with a vehicular hijacking incident.

A report of domestic violence was made at 1:26 p.m. on May 31 with the Quincy Police Department regarding an incident that occurred in the area of 11th and Vermont in Quincy. The investigation led to the identification of an alleged suspect. An arrest warrant was then sought by the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office for Arthur D. Clay, Jr., 39, for aggravated vehicular hijacking, possession of stolen motor vehicle and domestic battery. 

Officers with the Quincy Police Department, including members of the Special Investigation Unit, located the stolen motor vehicle near 12th and Hampshire in Quincy at 4:33 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Occupants of the stolen motor vehicle included Clay and Joanna C. Burton, who were arrested.

Clay was arrested for the above-mentioned charges and is lodged at the Adams County Jail, pending a court appearance. Burton was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine less than five grams. She was issued citations and later released pending a court date.  

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