For Immediate Release - January 26, 2009

Lynn Man Arrested In Theft From Attleboro Company

Items Recovered Include An Unfinished Super Bowl Ring

Sean Murphy, 44, of 407 Walnut Street, Lynn, pleaded not guilty today in Lynn District Court to charges of receiving stolen property over $250 and forging/misusing a Registry of Motor Vehicles document (a license). Judge Ellen Flatley ordered Murphy held on $250,000 cash bail, and continued the case until January 28 for a pre-trial hearing. She also revoked his bail on a pending case in Lynn District Court, where he faces charges of domestic assault and battery, and distribution of Class D, marijuana.

Essex Assistant District Attorney Susan Dolhun told the court that local, federal and state law enforcement officials executed search warrants Friday at Murphy's residence in Lynn, in his motor vehicle, and at his business, North Shore Movers in Lynn. Several items were recovered, including an unfinished New York Giants Super Bowl ring, said Dolhun.

The items have been connected with a June 8, 2008, break-in at E.A. Dion, Inc., in Attleboro.

A co-defendant, Rikkile Brown, 21, of 1 Silver Leaf Way, Apt., 127, Peabody, who is Murphy's former girlfriend, had been released on personal recognizance after her arrest. She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment today in Peabody District Court to a charge of receiving stolen property over $250. The judge imposed a bail warning, meaning that if she gets into any further legal trouble while this case is pending, she could be held without bail for up to 60 days. She returns to court February 23 for a pre-trial hearing.

A third defendant, Kristen Sullivan, 22, of Lynn, will be arraigned tomorrow in Lynn District Court on a charge of receiving stolen property over $250.

Taking part in the ongoing investigation are police detectives from Attleboro, Peabody, Lynn, Swampscott, Mansfield, Wellesley, Massachusetts State Police, the FBI, ATF, and the DEA.

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